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MMDA Art used to be a joke.
It looked like any Grade 1 student could do it. Just paint a bunch of overlapping shapes together and voila!

MMDA Art
Art?

But now MMDA Art has turned into a more ambitious project. Check out the new look on EDSA going to Makati

MMDA art
MMDA art
MMDA art

Not too shabby. I wonder who’s behind it.
Here’s an old Team Manila wall art somewhere

i thought it's mmda art

And something we’d like to see more of in the city: Manila Rocks My World by French graffiti artist, Tilt

Titl Manila
Tilt Manila

Like they say, it’s more fun in the Philippines.

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It’s an ad campaign for Bosen KNOxOUT by TBWA Santiago Mangada Puno

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I like this. Actually dati when I was a kid I would actually like the simplicity of the art. Glad they’re improving though.

Almira šŸ™‚numbertwohere

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Progress, no matter how little, is still progress. I hope these will still be up and, uh, visible when I go home for a holiday. šŸ™‚ That said, I hope that the buildings along EDSA will also get cleaned. They’re so grimy. šŸ™ Sayang ang ganda ng architecture (kung meron man), not to mention the fact that EDSA traverses the country’s business capitals. [Reply]Reggie Renee Michelle Deocampo Reply:February 14th, 2012 at 9:04 PMFor this to be up until you get home and sustainable, you have to like the FB page and rave about the project that would eventually add up… Read more »

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For this to be up until you get home and sustainable, you have to like the FB page and rave about the project that would eventually add up to a monetary value for Boysen. It’s interesting to think about the market research they did to launch this project here.Ā I suspect that’s why they also commissioned international artists- for global positioning and to dare Banksy (hehe).

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san po to??exact location po??tnx po..:)

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CVS Reply:

Edsa going to Makati

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Astig yung MMDA art sa EDSA going to Makati! Astig din yung last picture šŸ™‚

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Artwork was done by socio realist Jose Tence Ruiz and sponsored by Boysen Knox out paint.

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This is a good idea. Melbourne has lots of amazing street art which made the city more attractive than it is. I was awed at all the beautiful works. Hopefully we get to experience more of that too in our country.
http://mytripto-nz-aus.blogspot.com/2010/08/graffitti-shots-at-melbourne.html

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It’s an amazing project — the paint used can actually purify the air (1 square meter = purify 8 cars’ worth of emissions) in addition to being a lot prettier than the old MMDA art. Here’s a pic of another art work from the Boysen KNOxOUT EDSA Project. Here’s a link to know more about their project: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Boysen-KNOxOUT-Project-EDSA/126189067455597 Support! We all need a cleaner (and more beautiful) EDSA šŸ™‚

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Cubao has lots of those, but how I wish that the vandals would just do actual art, instead of the half-assed name-writing they do. Sana naman, kung magba-vandalize lang, gawin man lang ganyan.

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Reggie Renee Michelle Deocampo Reply:

You would be very pleased to know that this whole project thought of having curators for the installationsĀ http://www.boysenknoxoutproject.com/team.do

and of course there’s the PR, blog, FB, twitter and social channels to get your support and vigilance.

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You would be very pleased to know that this whole project thought of having curators for the installationsĀ http://www.boysenknoxoutproject.com/team.do

and of course there’s the PR, blog, FB, twitter and social channels to get your support and vigilance.

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dearest mmda please remove the bathroom tiles in cubao underpass. hindi po yun CR. thanks. [Reply]dontaskmetosmile Reply:February 14th, 2012 at 11:16 AMI think they put those tiles there to make the walls of the underpass easier to clean. With the old surface, the smoke, dust, dirt and grime is harder to remove. Spare a thought naman for the metro aides whose job it is to clean those walls while traffic is speeding by a few feet from them. Also, if you’ll notice, most tunnels overseas are tiled in the same manner. [Reply]Myleen Castro Reply:February 14th, 2012 at 3:54 PMthanks for… Read more »

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I think they put those tiles there to make the walls of the underpass easier to clean. With the old surface, the smoke, dust, dirt and grime is harder to remove. Spare a thought naman for the metro aides whose job it is to clean those walls while traffic is speeding by a few feet from them.

Also, if you’ll notice, most tunnels overseas are tiled in the same manner.

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thanks for pointing that out. gingoogle ko pa http://science.howstuffworks.com/engineering/civil/question674.htm lol
anyway, hindi ba pedeng ibang color wag white? kasi dumihin din ang white di ba

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There’s also a facebook page for this project:Ā 
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Boysen-KNOxOUT-Project-EDSA/126189067455597Ā 

Like it!

The old MMDA art was more “utilitarian” as the circles and squares were designed to cover up graffiti. I don’t think the first picture is old MMDA art because the colors are partly transparent and you can see that it’s not covering up anything underneath it.

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GANAP =Ā Ā Grand Alliance for Nora Aunor Philippines?!?! echosz!!!Ā  [Reply]dianakristina Reply:February 14th, 2012 at 1:09 PMmy thoughts exactly! [Reply]Reggie Renee Michelle Deocampo Reply:February 14th, 2012 at 8:35 PMhttp://www.boysenknoxoutproject.com/pressRelease.do?id=10982 Kalurkey lang per Jose Tence Ruiz: ā€œ….KNOxOUT proposal beamed into view, vivid and focused. I framed the word ā€˜ganapā€™ with a dense aggregate of spellbinding marine fractals, keeping in mind that many of them were delights that many a Filipino enjoyed when vacationing along our shorelines in summer: Jellyfish, conches, coral, barnacles, starfish, mollusks, brittle stars, crustaceans, nautili. And the word ā€˜ganapā€™ did not only suggest visual titillation from rekindling these jewels in… Read more »

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my thoughts exactly!

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http://www.boysenknoxoutproject.com/pressRelease.do?id=10982 Kalurkey lang per Jose Tence Ruiz: ā€œ….KNOxOUT proposal beamed into view, vivid and focused. I framed the word ā€˜ganapā€™ with a dense aggregate of spellbinding marine fractals, keeping in mind that many of them were delights that many a Filipino enjoyed when vacationing along our shorelines in summer: Jellyfish, conches, coral, barnacles, starfish, mollusks, brittle stars, crustaceans, nautili. And the word ā€˜ganapā€™ did not only suggest visual titillation from rekindling these jewels in memory; it also meant being privy to larger yet sobering acceptance of our relationship with the the oceans, not only as showcases of zoological awe but… Read more »

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nakopo, the first picture isĀ a disaster waiting to happen.Ā  Ipinatong lang ang poste… pakiramdam ko, mabasa lang ito ng tuloy tuloy, bibigay ang pader.

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I’ve always wondered about these! They’ve been around for a while. You can also see similar work at EDSA-Magallanes. I’ve never seen street art like this, especially with the muted, pastel colors. And they’re very intricate, too! I’ve had a chance to stare at the ones in Magallanes while stuck in traffic once and ang galing talaga… although I don’t get the context of “ganap”. Haha.

Kudos to whoever in the MMDA made the decision to take this direction for the MMDA art. And Boysen deserves credit too, for collaborating with the MMDA.

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It’s WOW! I’m lost for words! šŸ™‚

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Indeed.Ā 

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Indeed.Ā 

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It’s cool and all, but immediately the third pic’s floating thingie looked like to me a… uhm… how can I put it in a GP way? Phallic-like? šŸ˜

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Shingks Reply:

Funny. I work in marine research and all I saw was squid.Ā I didn’t notice it was phallus until you pointed it out. šŸ˜€

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Funny. I work in marine research and all I saw was squid.Ā I didn’t notice it was phallus until you pointed it out. šŸ˜€

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It is a collaboration with Boysen’s pollution absorbing paint developed by our local chemical engineers. http://www.eboysen.com/news2011_04.html The ‘ameoboid-esque’ piece is by Jose Tence Ruiz MMDA Chair Francisco Tolentino is getting help from other artists too:Ā Neal Oshima,Ā Asuncion Imperial,Ā Damiene Anne,Ā Virgilio Aviado, Brisbane-basedĀ Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, the art department of the advertising agencyĀ TBWA, SingaporeanĀ Erika TanĀ and Finnish architectĀ Tapio Snellman–were selected by Tao Inc., a group that specializes in curatorship and cultural analysis for urban planning. Na-curious tuloy ako sa background ni MMDA Chairman. He was a former mayor of Tagaytay. What was his body of work? Ano pa ang accomplishments niya? [Reply]Boysen Paints Reply:February… Read more »

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The public artworks in Ortigas, Magallanes and Cubao underpass are part of BOYSEN KNOxOUT Project: EDSA. It is the initiative of Boysen Paints Philippines. MMDA is our partner and we are proud to have their support in our effort to improve overall public health through art that cleans the air. Each of the artworks are painted using KNOxOUT – a photocatalytic paint that transforms NOxious fumes into harmless substances. There are 5 more artworks on the way. We, at BOYSEN, believe in E.D.S.A – Everyone Deserves Safe Air.Ā  For more information on BOYSEN KNOxOUT Project: EDSA, the artists and hardworking… Read more »

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Cool product, Boysen. I went to your website to find out more. Could you lead me to a link to your publication or study results? How did you measure air purification? And how long does the photocatalyticism work? for as long as there is paint?

Titanium dioxide redux or not..it is still a brilliant project to turn Edsa into an urban art gallery.Ā Thanks!

I totally LIKED your FB page : )

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The chairman, actually, has not accomplished that much even as a 3-term mayor of Tagaytay City. If you notice wala masyadong Ā developments in tagaytay especially in the tourism aspect. Kung ano man ang developments doon that’s given already considering that Tagaytay has always been known as an escapade just like Baguio. The mayor does not have to encourage the investors kasi talagang humahanap na ang mga property developers ng alternative place for fun and living. Most of the establishments are restaurants and very few hotels, recently lang nadagdagan. Many of my relatives invested in building inns and putting up small… Read more »

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Pnoy appointed him in July 2010. Meron nakapost na 2011 Accomplishment Report sa MMDA website.Ā  It looks good on paper. Things the jumped out of the pages are implementation of Ā dedicated motorcycle lanes, training of lady bus drivers, dev of footbridges, estero blitz, there’s a traffic navigator app. I found the link Ā to the Chairman’s CV: http://www.mmda.gov.ph/get-to-know-the-Chairman.html So far mukhang lumevel-up siya in his MMDA role. Maybe because it is a more transparent agency. Sayang walang link to a grading system or survey for the public ang mga projects nila. Let’s keep an eye on him..may social networking channels naman… Read more »