Adonis Durado

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Adonis Durado is an award-winning Cebuano poet, illustrator, and graphic designer. He was born on August 25, 1975, in Cebu City, Philippines. He is a fine arts graduate from the University of San Carlos, Philippines and was awarded the 2017 VisCom Knight fellowship[1] in Ohio University.

He has published four books of Cebuano poetry, Dili Tanang Matagak Mahagbong,[2] Minugbo Alang sa Mugbo og Kalipay,[3] Lisay sa Bugan,[4] and Pahinungod sa Di Hintungdan.[5] He was the recipient of 2017 NCCA Writers' Prize[6] and the Emmanuel Lacaba Prize[7] (2000) awarded by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.[8] He also received the "Outstanding Young Cebuano Writer" from the USC-Cebuano Studies Center in 2002 and "Writer of the Year Award" by BATHALAD literary group in 2012.[9]

As designer and art director, Durado's work has won international honors from the Society for News Design,[10] the Society of Publication Designers,[11] the Society of Illustrators, the Type Director's Club,[12] the Malofiej Infographics Awards,[13] Communication Arts Magazine, Creative Quarterly Journal,[14] and HOW Design Magazine.[15]

Durado helped launch and redesign more than a dozen magazine and newspaper titles in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and had served as speaker to design conferences[16] in the United States, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and the Philippines. His works are featured and cited in the books and periodicals, including The Newspaper Designer's Handbook[17] (7th Edition / McGraw-Hill), All About Mags[18] (Sendpoints Publishing), Creative Anarchy: How to Break the Rules of Graphic Design for Creative Success[19] (How Books).


  1. ^ Berlin, Claire (October 13, 2017). "VisCom Knight Fellowship awarded to Adonis Durado".
  2. ^ "Dili Tanang Matagak Mahagbong". Cebuano Studies Center. University of San Carlos.
  3. ^ "Minugbo Alang sa Mugbo og Kalipay". Cebuano Studies Center. University of San Carlos.
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  6. ^ Park. "NCCA, NCLA award "Writer's Prize" winners". Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  7. ^ "Speaking in tongues | Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism". Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  8. ^ Nadela Jr., V. E. Carmelo (June 14, 2007). "Speaking in Tongues". Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism.
  9. ^ "Timeline".
  10. ^ Dorsey, Steve. "Third Gold medal: Times of Oman news design page". Society for News Design. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
  11. ^ "SPD49 Gold & Silver Medal winners" (PDF).
  12. ^ "TDC Communication Design Winners 2014".
  13. ^ "M22 Awards List".
  14. ^ "CQ34 Winners".
  15. ^ Kuhn, Jessica. "Graphic Design Inspiration: 46 International Design Projects With Gusto". Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  16. ^ "Social conferences directory".
  17. ^ "The Newspaper Designer's Handbook". McGraw-Hill.
  18. ^ "All About Mags". Sendpoints Publishing.
  19. ^ "Creative Anarchy: How to Break the Rules of Graphic Design for Creative Success". How Books.