The past nourishes the present and future.

Posted on Jul 16, 2015 in ancient symbols


This guy makes me think about Filipinos today who look to ancient Philippine symbolism in baybayin and tattoos for inspiration.

Saki Mafundikwa urges African graphic designers to draw on ancient writing symbolism of Africa for fresh inspiration. It’s summed up in his favorite Ghanaian glyph, Sankofa, which means “return and get it” — or “learn from the past.”

Tagalog proverb, “Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan hindi makararating sa pinaroroonan ” (He who does not know where he came from, will never reach his destination).

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