Felix Mago Miguel
Felix Mago Miguel is a multi-awarded book designer who has received four National Book Awards for Design from the National Book Development Board and Gintong Aklat Awards from the Book Development Association of the Philippines. He has designed more than 90 books since 1996, and has also illustrated 19 children’s books for local and foreign publishers. He studied at the Philippine High School for the Arts and earned his degree in Fine Arts, cum Laude, from the University of the Philippines. Among his latest works to be given recognition was ‘To Give and Not to Count the Cost,’ which was awarded Best in Book Design at the 2011 National Book Awards; ‘Lungsod Iskwater,’ Was recognized as the Best in Book Design as well as Best Book overall in 2011 by the Gintong Aklat Awards; Insular Life’s ‘1910-2010: The Century Past, A Century Forward,’ was also recognized as the Top Awardee in the Communication Skills Division in the 10th Philippine Quill Awards given by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC Philippines); while the book, ‘Rafflesia in the Philippines,’ was given an Anvil Award of Excellence in 2012.
At Maculangan ranks among the elite photographers in the country. His involvement in the visual arts has earned him a niche as one of the most sought-after photographers for the arts and culture sections of various magazines and book publications. He has mounted several solo and two-man exhibitions featuring his works in photography in galleries like Finale Art File and Silverlens in Makati, Valentine Willie in Kuala Lumpur, and Novara in Italy. He has also been part of several notable group exhibitions like The Philippine International Visual Art Fest at the Shangri-La Mall in 2010; Without a Murmur at the Museum of Contemporary Design, Manila in 2012; and Adobo Country at Taksu, Singapore in 2013. He has, for several years, been involved with the documentation of art shows and art projects by several artists, and has garnered the distinction as one of the most seasoned photographers of paintings and other works of fine art. He has continued to remain active with the documentation of artworks and other cultural events through a photography and print gallery he co-founded, the Pioneer Studios in Mandaluyong.