SICAN: Gearing Towards Capampangan Excellence and Ingenuity is the theme of The Pautakan 2009. A perfect symbol of Capampangan excellence is the UP Aguman logo. As one of the most honored Pampango organizations in the north, UP Aguman is embodied with excellence in service to its people as depicted by the red swirls. The blocks represent the building blocks of ingenuity moving towards the background, a crystal blast.
It’s my third time to design the poster of the most prestigious quiz bee in Pampanga. Challenging myself to make a better output than the previous ones, I used new techniques to “outburst” elegance in every detail. Last two years, I revamped the plain black logo into something I called “black glass.” Now, I revamped it again using Adobe Photoshop CS4′s smart filters to give it a dazzling effect, making it look proud. The building blocks were made out of simple custom shapes transformed into rasters. I then applied what I recently learned in making web 2.0 logos, 3D see-through effects.
The poster is not yet official as UP Aguman arranges things with its sponsors.
Come October 26-28, 2009, The Pautakan will yet again bring out the best in every student in Pampanga.