Bantayog is a rough, display typeface based on the characters repainted over the worn-out, cast iron text about significant events in the past and the lives of prominent national figures narrated on Philippine historical markers.
Bantayog is the Filipino word for ‘monument,’ which are built to remind the present and future generations of the bravery and sacrifices the people before them have shown and given, and awaken the patriotism within each and everyone in honor of the memory of the heroes.
Every year, on the last Monday of August, the Philippines remembers its heroes through the public holiday ‘National Heroes' Day.’ Let's review their lives or learn more about them through this type specimen.
This year 2020, a new breed of heroes have emerged. With PPE as armor, these workers have taken on the frontlines against COVID-19, risking their lives by reporting to duty to provide necessary goods, services, and care in this time of crisis. They only deserve is to be respected, listened to, and treated better. As we commemorate the likes of Rizal and Bonifacio this National Heroes' Day, let's not forget to give honor and express our gratitude to our frontliners for their sacrifices and invaluable service to the nation.
To all our frontliners all over the world, from the bottom of our hearts,