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With Former University of the Philippines Regent, Dr. Nelia Gonzalez, owner of my artwork "Tadhana"

George Ian Joseph "Taipan" Figueras Lucero graduated Cum Laude from University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts in 2012. He has been a creative industry professional since 2008; his personal clients include Procter & Gamble Asia, Mary Kay Inc., Asia Brewery, and many others. 

In 2015, working as the only Filipino designer in a company in Japan, he was required to take up Shodo (Japanese calligraphy) to understand their design and artistic philosophies. Through practicing Shodo, he experienced first hand the incredible love and respect the Japanese show for their culture. This was the inspiration for CalligraFilipino.

CalligraFilipino showcases our ancestral scripts such as Baybayin, Badlit, Surat Mangyan, among others, interpreted in an art style that simultaneously promotes our traditional cultural elements such as the Lingling-o fertility charm of the Ifugao, the Okir of the Maranao, and the Pintados patterns of the Visayas region, and many more. Through CalligraFilipino, Taipan's aim is to help ignite a cultural renaissance; a renewed interest and love for our culture.

Today, and moving forward, he aspires to be at the forefront of innovating and promoting Baybayin and other aspects of traditional Filipino culture with CalligraFilipino.

Solo Exhibitions


CalligraFilipino I, Baybayin Illumination

National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Intramuros, Manila City, Philippines

First solo exhibition showcasing CalligraFilipino, my self-developed Baybayin fine art calligraphy


CalligraFilipino II

Cultural Center of the Philippines, Pasay City, Philippines

Second solo exhibition showcasing CalligraFilipino

Likhang Baybayin 

SM BF Paranaque, Las Pinas City, Philippines


SM Clark, Angeles City, Philippines

Group Exhibitions

2008, 2009

U.P. Diliman College of Fine Arts Art Fair

University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines

Group exhibition and sales activity for University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts block


Out of the Orange

Shangri-La Plaza, Pasig City, Philippines

Group exhibition for University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts graduating class of 2012


2013, 2015

Art in the Park

Jaime Velasquez Park. Makati City, Philippines

Group exhibition for University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts contingent


2013, 2017

GSIS Art Exhibition

GSIS Complex, Pasay City, Philippines

Group exhibition for the GSIS Art Competition



Q Festival

Casa Consulado, Manila, Philippines

Group exhibition for the benefit of Casa Consulado as well as other heritage sites in Quiapo



Pistahan Festival

Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, U.S.A.

Group exhibition for Pistahan Festival, the annual Filipino pride celebration in San Francisco

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