Maarteng Letra

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

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 Binamira

Maarteng Letra

Christian Binamira

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.

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Adam Redoblado

Adam Redoblado at Maarteng Letra

Adam Redoblado

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:

  • Precise
  • Patience
  • Rewarding

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Marjo Lozano

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.

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Kristine Redillas

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.

Why calligraphy?

It soothes and calms me down. It also allows me to be free and to let the letters talk in a unique way.

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  • Reply Johna September 7, 2016 at 8:04 AM

    Wow this is awesome! First time hearing about an event like this I’ve always loved calligraphy, never been good at it but always found watching videos of people doing calligraphy to be quite relaxing hahaha.

  • Reply Kert Quevedo October 31, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Calligraphy is really taking the millenials by storm. Even here in Cebu there’s a lot of sessions like this. I never really tried to join coz I don’t have the talent. Although I’ve always wanted to for my Instagram feedgoals haha

    xx Kerr

  • Reply Laveena Sengar November 28, 2016 at 1:36 AM

    That was pretty impressive read. I really adore people who are artistically talented. I really hope that I could do something innovative in this field someday.

  • Reply ASKSonnie December 11, 2016 at 1:31 AM

    Kristine, I never thought you’re a graduate of HRM. Have you practiced your course? Glad that you’re pursuing you passion though but you can still do both 🙂

  • Reply Jackie December 18, 2016 at 11:51 AM

    I love this page! I was very much attracted to the name “Maarteng Letra” and now I know why you called yourselves that. I love this community you guys have built. Looking forward to reading more of your posts here of your creativity. Keep up the great work! 🙂

  • Reply klaudia February 7, 2017 at 2:43 AM

    Oh, you are such a young team, or you look all so young! It is amazing to see and read, how you ‘have got your stuff together’, in a very slangy way of speaking. I am very impressed about how skilled and determined you all are, very professional , great job guys!!

  • Reply Milton Coyne May 30, 2017 at 1:13 PM

    Wow, a collaboration of people who are naturally born talented.. I love how you play with the word Maarteng Letra.. it’s very witty and clever choice of word.. I always want to learn more about calligraphy but I never really get the chance and the right time to attend those workshops.. yeah I agree with you.. it seems like calligraphy somehow brings some sort of relaxing feeling.. Wish all the best to your group and thanks for sharing us your wonderful talent

  • Reply Erica August 27, 2017 at 8:55 AM

    More and more fonts are being added online. I like this maarteng letra. Neat and sophisticated. I also like the fact that it is created by filipinos. We undoubtedly have so much potential to add to the creative industry!

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