Ilustrador ng Kabataan

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Ang InK or the Ilustrador ng Kabataan is an association of artists that was founded on June 1991. Its members are artists who are have devoted themselves in the creation and promotion of illustrated books for children.

It was founded as a result of the Children's Book Illustration sponsored by the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBYP) and the Goethe-Institut Manila which was conducted by German book illustrator Reinhard Michl.

InK was established out of a need to organize themselves, with the belief that an organized interaction is vital to the development of the industry. Within a year of its beginning, InK members have grown from 21 workshop participants to more than 70 members. This includes full-time freelance illustrators, graphic designers, painters, writer-illustrators, teachers and students in visual arts, and artists working in publishing companies, design-related firms and advertising agencies.

One of the objectives of InK is to set up a communication network among and between artists, writers, publishers and educators engaged in the production of children's books and other visual materials for children. And this is being realized by the group through monthly general meetings, newsletters, annual catalogs and yearly exhibitions. These activities have shown great turn-outs and have been proven to be effective venues for exchanging ideas and information among members and also in establishing contacts with children's book publishers and other parties.

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