People are always enthusiastic about art in its different forms. We may see it as music, painting, sculpture or even in dance. But some play with the craft and make something more special in the end.
Maarteng Letra is composed of creative people striving to leave a legacy in this world. They are very much enthusiastic about art, lettering, calligraphy, design, illustration and everything in between. They come from different fields. Some have day jobs yet some pursue what they really love.
Behind the name
Maarteng Letra is from two Filipino words maarte and letra. Maarte means one who loves to decorate or into anything cute and sweet. It may also mean someone who is picky. But in this sense, we chopped maarte into ma-art-e.
Our own definition of maarte is: we are people of art.
Letra means letter, literally. So incorporating art and letters, Maarteng Letra was formed.
It aims to connect with fellow enthusiasts and dreamers, share thoughts and experiences with one another and lastly, to dream together and achieve your goals with relations to art.
The people behind Maarteng Letra are:
- Adam Redoblado
- Christian Binamira
- Marjo Lozano
- Kristine Redillas
People behind Maarteng Letra
Christian works as a professor at a university in Legazpi. He’s currently taking his masters and still sketches and illustrates in between. He also does graphic design and he has been practicing the craft for almost six (6) years now.
If asked why he pursued the craft:
It’s the satisfaction I get when finishing a piece that makes me feel better. That makes me feel my existence.
Adam works in a private company in Manila. He sketches, illustrates and does calligraphy in between. He has been practicing for almost seven (7) years.
His top three (3) favorite tools:
- Unipin Technical Pens
- Moleskine Papers
- Pilot Calligraphy Pens
If he was to describe the craft in three (3) words:
Marjo is a graduate of Multimedia Arts. She is practicing brush calligraphy and a budding watercolor artist. She is currently traveling within the country and is working as a freelance artist. See her works here.
If asked why she travels:
It is how I refresh and relax myself before working again.
Kristine is a graduate of Human Resource Management. She is practicing brush calligraphy, and aspiring to be a watercolorist as well. Even if she’s a leftie, she didn’t mind the struggles that surfaces.
It soothes and calms me down. It also allows me to be free and to let the letters talk in a unique way.