I kept noticing a logo or picture of some guy with aviators on. The guy looked really familiar and reminded me of my second grade history teacher screaming at me about him… then it hit me… well… actually it was my second grade teacher that hit me… but I still remember that backside of her hand next to my face like it was yesterday… Oh and the guy in the logo is Jose Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines, with a new look thanks to our friends at Team Manila.
The “I (cool Jose Rizal) PH” or “I Rizal PH” shirts and logos were getting just as popular as the “I (heart) NY” shirts. So I had to set out and meet these local design masters… We were invited to the Team Manila offices where we met with two of their founders, Jowee Alviar and Mon Punzalan.
Upon arriving, I could tell right away that this wasn’t your typical office. It was more like a hub of creativity. There was just a sense of openness to the place that kinda felt like great ideas can just flow through you. Along with cool stuff everywhere, you’re sure to be inspired to create a cool new shirt, music video, graphic or even skateboard design…
Anyway, next time, When In Manila, be sure to check out one of Team Manila’s stores so you can get you some of the slickest threads this side of the globe.
Jupiter Branch: 146 B Jupiter St,. Bel-Air Village, Makati City
Phone Number: 899-1570
Rockwell Branch: Level R2 Power, Amorsolo Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City
Phone Number: 895-7864
Mall Of Asia Branch: 2/F SM Mall of Asia, Entertainment Mall, SM Pavillon, Pasay City
Trinoma Branch: 3rd Level, beside Viktor and Landmark
Website: http://www.teammanila.com , http://www.teammanilalifestyle.com
Price Range: Php300 to Php2,000