Filipino artwork on limited-edition journals are absolutely fine keepsakes

If you’re a supporter of Filipino artwork and a lover of a good glass of alcohol, then this popular vodka brand’s limited-edition offer will absolutely tickle your fancy.

In an effort to “shine light into darkness” during the still-ongoing pandemic, Absolut Vodka partnered with four Filipino artists to feature their exclusive artwork in special bundles for a limited time.

The brand partnered with artists Eunpyon, Hulyen, Kris Abrigo, and Tokwa Penaflorida to create art that inspires solidarity and positivity in these trying times.

“We’re lucky to be working with four of the most talented Filipino artists for this project,” said Frances Favila, Absolut Vodka Brand Manager.

“Their artwork has the potential to inspire many Filipinos to persevere through challenges and help create a better world.”

The artwork would be turned into covers of limited-edition journals available through Boozy.ph.

Digital artist Eunpyon channeled her desire to express herself and her advocacy for gender
equality in a bright and dazzling piece, titled “The Spirit of a Filipino.”

“Current events and the way the youth has dealt with them has definitely been a huge inspiration
for me,” Eunpyon said. “The way they don’t back down despite the challenges they face was something that helped me maneuver the pen.”

Comic artist Hulyen, on the other hand, wanted to exhibit human connection in her simple yet
resonant piece titled “💖” (Sparkling Heart Emoji).

“It has become more challenging to live right now so I think anything that promotes creativity, diversity, and making the world a better place for everyone is something we can welcome,” Hulyen said.

Visual artist and muralist Kris Abrigo drew up “New Perspectives,” a colorful maximalist artwork.

“The more fulfilled I am, the less negative stuff I put out, hopefully spiraling towards togetherness and compassion. I feel the closer we look, read, or listen, the better our chances for a more positive world,” Abrigo said.

Illustrator and painter Tokwa Penaflorida came up with “Busilak (Purity),” an ethereal and
fairytale-like work that evokes inclusivity and the spirit and support of communities.

“The pandemic made me realize a lot of things, most importantly the idea of ‘community,’” said
Penaflorida. “A lot of our actions and sacrifices during the pandemic revolves around empathy
toward other people. That inspired my art the most.”

Art and vodka lovers can get these gems for free as keepsake or even pasalubong with a purchase of special Absolut bundles on Boozy.ph.

Kenneth M. del Rosario
Kenneth has been writing for the Philippine Daily Inquirer for more than 17 years, covering travel, food, motoring, technology, real estate, and business, among others.