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Slate @ the 20th French Film Festival Opening Night

The Slate Team was invited to attend the opening night of the 20th French Film Festival in Manila at Greenbelt, Makati. For 20 years, they have not only been bringing some of the best French films to Manila, but also shedding light on Philippine cinema as well. Opening night started with a screening of La … Continue reading


Continue This Artwork by Paulina Ortega

In between Slate’s March and April pages, you’ll find a wonderful beach spread of an unfinished watercolor artwork made by beautiful illustrator, Paulina Paige Ortega. Floating beachwear and dialog boxes await you to fill them in with whatever you imagine! Check out Captain Slate’s version below. We’re also giving away a Sloot* to the best continued artwork! … Continue reading

Artist Quick Draw (2nd Qtr) : Paulina Ortega

Paulina Paige Ortega is a true Filipino global talent, and that’s why we’re thrilled to feature her work as our quarter spread. She has worked in Manila, Singapore, and now Sydney as a graphic designer, illustrator, and all-around creative person. Her destination is not the only thing that’s diverse, but this adjective rings true for her work … Continue reading

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Artist Quick Draw (March) : Iori Espiritu

We’ve known Iori since we were young and although she has always been a creative individual, we’re so happy to see her become a unique artist treading her own path. The photograph of her one-of-a-kind mugs inside the Slate 2015 speaks volumes about her – unpretentious, peculiar, and original. Learn more about Iori (even her … Continue reading


Happy 25th Birthday, Photoshop! [Free Wallpaper from Slate!]

The Slate Planner has always been designed and fully laid out in Adobe Photoshop. I know, voices in your head are saying I should use InDesign! To tell you honestly though, the Team didn’t have enough funds to purchase InDesign when we were starting, and so it has always been Photoshop since then. Even my … Continue reading


Artist Quick Draw (February): Vanessa Augustin

For 2015, Slate aims to feature various kinds of artists from different parts of the world. With this in mind, we couldn’t have chosen a better creative person to kick off this year’s slew of talented artists.  She is one of the many Filipino talents who are being recognized globally, but still is not one … Continue reading

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What’s Inside Your January JuiceBox?

Another version 2.0, but this time, of the super-cool Painter’s Box! What’s inside this time? Check it out!   1 – MADISI + SAKURA ACRYLIC PAINTS We’re giving you two brands to try out! Acrylic paint has a wide range of applications. It can be used on canvas, paper, wood, leather, etc. The colors are … Continue reading


Found: Chill Pill Ice Cream

This year is off to a refreshing start! Thanks to Chill Pill Ice Cream, some of the Slate team members experienced their first ever ice cream social (yes, we couldn’t believe there was such a thing). The Chill Pill Farmacists, Patricia Flores and Maris Flores, held this delightfully intimate top-secret ice cream taste test, inviting … Continue reading

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What’s Inside Your December JuiceBox?

We loved this JuiceBox so much we had to assemble another version! 1 –  HAHNEMÜHLE D&S POCKET SKETCH BOOK This pocket-sized D&S Sketch Book is the best companion for the on-the-go creative. Its sturdy black cover protects the thread-sewn white sheets. Thanks to its 140gsm paper, it offers the ideal surface for drawings with charcoal, … Continue reading


Thank You!

As fireworks go off in clusters in the sky, signaling the arrival of the new year, I stare at the last stack of Slate Planners scheduled to be shipped off someplace other than here. It’s been five years. Five publications –six, if you count that one that had a limited edition cover in 2013– have … Continue reading


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