Monday, March 30, 2009


If I forgot to mention it last week, I'll put it out there right now: Swank is a really cool webzine. Easy to read and interesting, Swank is a stylish yet unpretentious read. Their blogstyle format focuses on pop culture, fashion, art, music, lifestyle, and on cool people who aren't part of the overexposed usual suspects that we see in Philippine society pages. With all these glossies closing shop out there, perhaps this is the wave of the future. It's especially interesting because articles here can link onto other sites, something that a magazine definitely cannot do. Check out their latest entry about the death of Philippine movie tag lines and check out some vintage posters.

THE HAS-BEEN ] Movie poster taglines
Like their washed up bold starlet contemporaries, their barely-noticed careers have gone the way of the "Whatever Happened To..." variety. Good thing the amazingly devoted archivist Simon Santos of the video store Video48 (West Avenue, QC) has uploaded a tremendous amount of old Filipino movie posters online. Swank rummaged through Steve's collection and picked 12 that tugged at the heartstrings.

Langis at Tubig
"If two marriages is one monotony?"

"She meets her man in some back street...during stolen hours."

Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara
"There’s something strange about this motion picture."

Broken Marriage
"When a marriage is on the rocks, the rocks are on the bed."

Read the rest here:

And a million thanks to Jerick T. Aguilar for the great article in Philstar! So glad you enjoyed the tour!!