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Dispatches: UNO, Bloggers, Fully Booked — July 29 at 7PM BHS

UNO Editorial

On page twelve of the magazine, there is a short manifesto tha describes the heart of the publication I work for. Let me write it down for you.

UNO is a monthly magazine for the discerning man (and woman). There are features on women we admire, occurrences worth covering, art forms we appreciate, objects that inspire acquisitiveness, and ideas that deserve attention, among other things.

There are also jokes, which may or may not always be in good taste. We value writing and images that are extraordinary. We love women. It is our belife that digital tools should be used to emphasize natural beauty and/or enhance a specific aesthetic– not for turning people into wax models.

Again, we love women.

We think that there’s more to men (and women) than their surfaces.

UNO: Dispatches for the Discerning Man

As serendipitous as it may be, I find myself knee deep into something that I truly love doing, becoming a cyborg of sorts combining the very best talent in local glossy with the journey of the Internet. It is no secret that the blogosphere has been more than interesting for us as a community mechanism, which is why we want to push that even further. Starting with this:

So here’s the deal. Let’s take a break from the usual clubbing routine for something different. On July 29 at 7:00PM we’re holding an informal meet up with our blogger friends and contributors at the Fully Booked FORUM (4th floor!) at Bonifacio High Street. What’s going to happen? Well we’re going to bare all and answer all the questions you may have and perhaps have you going home with a little bit more knowledge about the publishing industry, marketing print, and how print transitions to the Internet locally. We’ll talk about why we revamped UNO, how exactly we did it, and the new design philosophy behind the new and improved magazine. Let’s talk paper stock. Cover shoots. Refocus on our events. Our blog and the community behind it. [read more here]

Hey, we really want you to come. And Arnold Arre will be there too with his brand new baby titled Chapter One.

See you!

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So blame RJ, he dragged me into this –!!!

Karen Pamintuan for March 2009

You’ve probably heard it from the small world of print, but WTF here it is. UNO is bringing in a brand new team with an official reboot to the magazine this June 2009. You will however notice small changes in the current issues of March, April and May ’09 as we work towards a June affair. RJ Ledesma, our new EIC dragged into this: I’m reunited once again with Yvette Tan and Luis Katigbak from the good ‘ol days of Hinge Inquirer. I’ve finally met the faces behind the names: Juan Caguicla, Erwin Romulo, Ramon De Veyra, and Shawn Yao.

On the cover for March is Karen Pamintuan. I’m their new tech editor. And we’re also re-launching a brand new blogger-friendly site 🙂