Inksurge - Rex & Jois
Graphic Design, Philippines
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Contact details
Unit 4C, 8101 Pearl Plaza Bldg
Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Tel: +63 9078804
Brief Summary
INKSURGE. Brewed in Manila, Philippines 2002.

A design studio concocted by digital baristas and authentic coffee junkies Jois Tai (she takes it w/ milk) and Rex Advincula (he takes it w/ sugar).

A visual stimulant. A creative brewery. An excuse for waking up late. An excuse for staying up later.

Steeped in a rich passion for visual arts both as a communication and a public contribution, the INKSURGE trademark extends from collective idea generation to project development to creative execution. An immersive design culture between their various clients and project collaborators –

– a design culture that has gained recognition from the local and international web design, print, and interactive scene, making the INKSURGE blend rich in conconction.

Caffeine overdrive, a restless imagination, and a burn for creation make a genius brew, after all.

The passion for graphic design lead them to creative outlets both in the local and the international scene, appearances includes books and magazines such as DPI Magazine (TW), Goodie Bag (CH), “Sticky Graphics” by Rotovision (UK), “Print and Production Finishes for Promotional Items” by Traffic-Design/Rotovision, “Tres Logos” by Die Gestalten Verlag GmbH & Co. KG (DE), “Play Loud!” by Die Gestalten Verlag GmbH & Co. KG (DE), “Post Modern Bible Stories” (US), Jeremyville Sketchel Show (AU), Curvy 3 (AU), Curvy 2 (AU), D|Zone Magazine (NL), “PLACE: 35 Designers - 35 Cities” by Actar (ES), “SONIC Music” by Die Gestalten Verlag GmbH & Co. KG (DE), “Websites” by Feierabend Verlag (DE), K Magazine (MY), PAGE Magazine (DE), Computer Arts UK (August 2006, May 2006, November 2005) , and as conference speakers for OFFF 04 (ES) and Graphika Manila (PH).

Inksurge also collaborated with other creatives for merchandise such as People Like Us Collection (AU), Hooked Clothings (SG), Wolfpack (AU), Stereohype (UK), The String Republic (FR) and Jeremyville (AU) and active news editors for on-line communities such as,,, and

Group exhibitions includes “Something Kind of Wonderful” (Hongkong), “VS – Design & Music Collide” (Philippines), “PABHOUSE – a graphic + furniture design collaboration” – Pablo Gallery (Philippines), “Make Feet Beautiful” – Artazard Gallery (Paris, France), “Beautiful Junk Exhibit 2005” – Fort Conwallis (Penang, Malaysia), “Ranger Bastards 2005 Graphic Showcase” – Entrance Shophouse (Bandung, Indonesia), “Place Project” - Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain), “Beautiful Junk Exhibit 2004” - Equator Academy Art (Penang, Malaysia).

Inksurge is currently available for freelance work. For inquiries email us [email protected]
Bea Valdes, MTV Singapore, MTV Philippines, SPE Networks/Animax, EMI Philippines, Warner Music Philippines,NU107 FM, GMA New Media Inc., Inno Sotto, Xander Angeles, People are People, Silverlens Inc., Focus On The Global South, The Drawing Room Gallery, Betfair, Steak Productions, Unitel, Out Of The Box Film & Video Inc.
Awards and Recognition
2008 WINNER of Best Album Packaging in 15th NU107 Rock Awards for Sandwich's " Marks The Spot"

2007 WINNER of Best Album Packaging at AWIT Awards for Sugarfree's "Tala-Arawan"

2007 FINALIST on Best Album Packaging in 14th NU107 Rock Awards for Sugarfree's "Tala-Arawan" and Hale's "Twilight"

2006 WINNER of Best Album Packaging in 13th NU107 Rock Awards for Sandwich's "Five on the Floor"

2005 FINALIST for Best Album Packaging in 12th NU107 Rock Awards for Pedicab's "Tugish Takish"

2004 People's Choice Winner of Philippine Web Awards in Arts Category (

2004 Overall Winner of Philippine Web Awards in Arts Category (

2003 Overall Winner of Philippine Web Awards in Arts Category (

2002 Overall Winner of Philippine Web Awards in Arts Category (

-- Selected Presentations ---

2008 - Pecha Kucha Night, Philippines
2006 - Graphika Manila, Philippines
2004 - OFFF, Valencia, Spain

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