Cavite graphic artist offers free signage templates for community pantries

Published April 19, 2021, 1:01 PM

by Carla Bauto Deña

CAVITE—With community pantries popping up in many parts of the Greater Manila area, a Caviteño graphic artist offers his help to the movement by coming up with visual designs.

According to Imus City-based artist Dustin Carbonera, he noticed that most community pantries only have marker-on-cardboard signages. Taking a cue from fellow graphic artists Ralph Guibani and Lloyd Zapanta who also made posters for community pantries, Carbonera decided to create a design for Cavite stalls, giving it a local twist.

“The design inspiration for this template is from the font Baby Bus made by Cavite designer John Misael Villanueva,” Carbonera told the Manila Bulletin.

“The Maginhawa Community Pantry’s signage is a mix of Lloyd Zapanta’s LL Karatula and Aaron Amar’s Cubao fonts, so when I made one for Cavite, I had to use something contextual. Amazingly, Baby Bus is from Cavite, so I had to use that,” he added

Also called minibus, a baby bus is a cross between a bus and a jeepney, seen cruising along the streets of Cavite.

The signage templates are available in various colors through a Google Slides file open to the public.