About the Book
¡Adiós, Patria adorada, región del sol querida,
Perla del mar de oriente, nuestro perdido Edén!
A darte voy alegre la triste mustia vida,
Y fuera más brillante, más fresca, más florida,
También por ti la diera, la diera por tu bien.
Paalam, sinta kong Lupang Tinubuan
Bayang sinagana ng sikat ng araw
Marikit na mutya ng dagat silangan
Edeng maligayang sa ami'y pumanaw.
Sa iyo'y handog ko ng ganap na tuwa
Malungkot kong buhay na lanta at abâ
Naging dakila man, boong pagnanasang
Ihahandog ko rin sa iyong paglaya.
Farewell, dear Fatherland, clime of the sun caress'd,
Pearl of the Orient seas, our Eden lost!
Gladly now I go to give thee this faded life's best,
And were it brighter, fresher, or more blest,
Still would I give it thee, nor count the cost.
Joe Kredlow and Nannette Gonzalez are award winning graphic designers whose work is included in the prestigious annual AIGA best fifty books in the United States and have won numerous other design awards. They reside in Washington, DC and spend part of the year traveling and taking photographs. More information about the designers and their work can be obtained by contacting them at email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Over 40 years of experience in the arts, including entrepreneurship in the areas of graphic design. Their work includes the design of numerous publications and printed materials for various corporate, academic, and professional clients. These consisted of corporate identities, logos, letterheads, posters, brochures, invitations, book covers and interiors, packaging, and signage. (Firm: KREDLOW / GONZALEZ)