1996, borne an INFP, Elle Galang is the storyteller behind the “The Filipina Journal”

Kumusta! I’m Bb. Elle Galang, a Broadcast Communication graduate, visual storyteller and an SUC educator from Pampanga, Philippines. I am still on the long process of growing. Let’s just leave it there for now. 

Visions & Inspos

From the good reads at Maria Popova’s “Brainpickings” blog, to the collective adventure stories of Ayen & Rachel’s “Where To Next?“, TFJ was redefined from the old self-experiences-centered Fragments PH to a more selfless and worthier sharing & writing hub, The Filipina Journal. The same was also inspired by the arresting words of Marie Curie, “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”. 

Home is where you feel most comfortable and safe, where everything seems beautiful and worth sharing. With this, I envision The Filipina Journal as a quiet home through the form of a web journal. From here, let’s altogether explore and tell our beautiful locale experiences on Filipino arts, culture, people and nature. 

The Logo

It was October 2018 when I attended my first TEDTalks experience in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. One of the speakers, Gg. Dustin Carbonera, shared his original take on the graphic design industry in the Philippines. 

Basically, I was inspired to look for one the fonts presented. I found this one.
Quiapo Font can be found at the portfolio of  Gg. Aaron Amar. I e-mailed Gg. Amar and  got his permission. Good, I immediately traced the texts inspired by the urban Philippine signages which you can regularly find on jeepneys . 

His works are all here: https://www.behance.net/aaronamar