Thursday, August 27, 2009

custom wedding album design by mangoRED

I've gone through thousands of pages with wedding-related searches, and I love the fact that the web is an advertising network that is unpredictable, spontaneous, and totally accessible. Last year, while doing a search on flowers, something magical happened -- I found this site..not just any ordinary wedding site, but a design haven, an experience through gorgeous photography and whimsical illustration, a wedding album wonderland called mangoRED!

Why am I only blogging about mangoRED now?! I've been asking myself that the last hour as I prep the photos. Maybe it's because last night, I thought about the custom wedding album project I've had for a year now? I don't know. What ever the case, you ought to check out their work. Full of spunk, full of energy, and full of passion -- these guys are downright geniuses! Even though they're thousands of miles away on the other side of the world, enjoying the tropical weather in the Philippines, Ryan and Randall Dagooc are two super duper talented designers and photographers who achieved something phenomenal -- they mixed graphic design, beyond-spectacular photography, and illustration with wedding albums and as a result, have given me the opportunity to see something I've only wished to see -- priceless wedding art in an album. This is exhibited in their products from the Purple Label, though they do showcase fashion-angled engagement sessions and wedding albums which use modern design. This team is full of style and their approach is unrivaled. You'll have to explore their blog to get a glimpse into their world...keep clicking, 'cause there are plenty of samples of their work.


Hey, Ed (Atrero), is that you, San Diego's Atrero Photography in the Recent Comments column? Hi! Small world! ;)

Above: Ryan and Randall Dagooc; Photos from and by: mangoAL for mangoRED

Above: wedding album design from Purple Label Photos from: mangoRED

Above: wedding album design from Purple Label Photos from: mangoRED

Above: wedding spread design; Photos from: mangoRED

I can keep boasting about these two Filipino artists who push forward, sans the technical schooling; pure talent -- pure brains -- pure greatness. Their work is so worth commissioning internationally. Is a trip to the Philippines just to have them do a photo session and album for me in my future? Post-wedding photos -- LOL. Brides and grooms, check out these albums by mangoRED -- you'll enjoy!


Above: Ryan and Randall Dagooc & son; Photos from and by: mangoAL for mangoRED

Above: Ryan and Randall Dagooc; Photos from and by: mangoAL for mangoRED

"Our healthy crew is composed of photographers, illustrators, layout artists who are just as passionate about our work as the two of us. We are comfortably and chummily left-of-center. We have to confess that we’ve never been to art schools nor earned a major design degree…coz despite its pluses, we reckon this isn’t for everyone..let alone for us. In our case, the real world is the best course.

We’d like to describe our work as a tickle in your brain. .it’s not just the quality of the idea, it’s the quality of the execution, the finish. the unique spin in colors, the lines, perspective..when these elements align, they create a visual perfume.

We believe that no matter how monstrous your talent, no matter your adeptness with concepts, your adroitness with words, with pictures, no matter how much you have learned from all the creative masters who have gone before you, it will mean nothing - no, it will mean less than nothing - if you do not love your work with all its pain and glory. .every last sweet and sour moment of it - the late nights, the lost Sundays." - mangoRED


Above: Ryan and Randall Dagooc & son; Photos from and by: mangoAL for mangoRED

Above: opening page to their web site (albums)

Above: wedding album spread design; Photos from: mangoRED

Above: wedding album spread design; Photos from: mangoRED

Above: wedding album spread design; Photos from: mangoRED

Above: wedding album spread design; Photos from: mangoRED

2 comments:

  1. Haha yup that's me. I'm such a big fan of mango red!

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  2. Nice custom wedding album design. A beautiful wedding album is a dream for every newly wedded couple. It brings happy memories of their wedding day. Nice design work. Keep blogging and thanks.

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