Front side backflip,.. sounds like that its from a word of the underground world, but that's a term they used in a trick for skateboarding, its a subculture that they have that makes them unique and made its identity for the sport, same goes to music were we have different kinds of mixes and tunes that has no boundaries or limits , tattoo art that never leaves the body but it transfers its symbolism to the inviduals who has it, doodles that makes on art into a big collage of ideas and spirit of freedom, and Jansport, the bag that we know celebrates its 40 years of its hippie heritage through its new line bag design they called "Graphic Remix", a line of Jansport bags that has been given an art touch by our local Indie artist like graffiti art, doodles, and pop art that display the underground's love for creativity, originality and individuality.
I was there yesterday in the party launch called Music, Tats, and Flowers - Jansport celebrates artistic individuality at Mag:net Cafe in Bonifacio High Street. The event was jam packed by different kinds of artists and musicians. (Read more below for more stories, photos and video)
I stumbled Nelz Yumul at the event at I found him at the Wewilldoodle area, where they to most of their doodle exhibition in a giant plywood, after that I saw some of the bloggers in the area lining up in the lunch buffet, so before I eat my meal, I decided to take some photos of the area and video the activities happening. I didn't know that it was a Jansport event, and because the text message invite I received last week says that Tattoo makes the body and your bag too, so at first I'm wondering already that it maybe a bag event, but I'm more interested on the arts and music scene, but when I saw the poster infront of the door and also the giant Jansport .. I was nearly crying already hahhaha, I used to have a Jansport bag back then, and I used to decorate my bag with these weird keychains and also pin buttons that I bought and given by some artist friends, now at the event I was blown away that bags can be an art canvas too.. its a one of great art piece that you can put your important things on it.
so after my meal, I just witness the massive DJ demo of DJ Supreme doing live mixes and scratches on his table and after the intro I was surprised to see the hip hop rapper group Pamilya Dimagiba, I just know these group since year 97 and I used to hang out on some skateboarders and one of them is from the group, hahaha it was nostalgic and great to see they perform again on stage. After that indie music performed by the band Bagetsafonik. It was my first time to hear and see them play after the year this band was introduced to me by a friend in the past during the INK exhibit in Shangri La. Also saw Mike Escudero's SAKRILEJ animation, and its a different version, I saw this animation 5 years ago in our film festival in Greenbelt and this time it was remixed and they used DJ Supreme's music mix in the new version of the animated short.
It was a big bang event of arts, music and flowers... I don't know why flowers, but it may represent something that blooms and give beauty - well, I think the flower is the bag!
Nice to see also that our Indie community in arts are getting in the mainstream field, although that they are not that visible in the masses, but I'm glad that they are very open in sharing their art styles to the open field. and the result is a big appreciation from the crowd that raises the roof.
If you want to get a hold of these art bags. then visit any branch of Bratpack
Bratpack has branches at Robinsons Place Manila, Robinsons Galleria, SM Cagayan de Oro, SM Davao, SM The Block, SM Pampanga, SM Southmall and Ayala Cebu and another branch soon to open at Greenbelt 5.
Ok. below is my video blog coverage of the event.
more photos at Music, Tats, and Flowers - Jansport celebrates artistic individuality ( photo coverage by Az )