If you’ve ever been to Komiket or Local Loca, you know how overwhelming it can be to go through all the booths. So much talent, so little time to look through it all.
This is why platforms like Manila Artpost deserve all the love. Home to the work of over 50 local independent artists, their aim is to make Filipino-made art more accessible beyond Manila. On their website, you’ll find art merch ranging from self-published zines and books, to stickers and CDs — all catalogued and readily available for shipping to other provinces in the Philippines.
But if you’d still prefer to have a look at the art in person, visit Baratilyo sa Escolta, Manila Artpost’s farewell event at the First United Building, Escolta, which happens 1 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 9, 16, and 23. They’ll be selling some of the art merchandise they offer from their website at 30 percent off, along with some pre-loved books, cameras, clothes, CDs and other little trinkets for cheap.