Davao City in Bloom circa ’96

In my previous blog, I have mentioned that the last time we were able to hype Davao successfully was in 1996 with the tagline “Davao: City in Bloom.”

At a young age, I was privileged to have designed the logo which was unveiled at the park by former Councilor Mabel Robillo. Looking at it now, I cringe at the amateurish effort of my skills at that time.  Although I already had my PC then (Windows 95, hey!), I still preferred to sketch and paint every design by hand. After that, I had created a few more logo designs for Davao. Nothing spectacular, though.

Davao City in Bloom logo by Jojie Alcantara
Davao City in Bloom logo by Jojie Alcantara

Eek, a young me with my amateurish design back then

The design (it was hand drawn and repainted for framing on the wall of the City Tourism Office) and my concept was rather a crude mosaic of all the best things that Davao can offer.

By now, Davao has a lot of talented young artists willing to put in their share of ideas for the love of the city.



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3 responses to “Davao City in Bloom circa ’96”

  1. […] Click here to find out who created the old Davao City in Bloom logo […]

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    Whoa! The hairdo… 😀 😀 😀

    Yeah, I remember “City in Bloom”. Tita Mabel was very much in the heart of it, and it did work for Davao. Kaya lang, nawala din when Tita Mabel left politics.

    1. Jojie Alcantara Avatar

      Blogie, I just read through my old posts, and wondered, why didn’t I ever replied to this? Amnesia? Alzheimer’s? Absentmindedness? And here I am always talking to young bloggers my pointers on blogging ethics and how important it is to always reply politely to commenters (exluding spams). 🙂

      Anyhow, this is an apologetic reply two years later. 😀

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