Surat Magazine

The 1st magazine written prePhilippine scripts in over 50 years


The inaugural Surat (to write) Magazine will be mainly written using indigenous writing systems in the Philippines in multiple languages covering topics from culture, art, poetry, food, fashion, travel, etc. A primer about the writing system will also be included for any newbies. It will also be a test for experienced readers. I left in some errors as a learning experience and point of debate. I hope that this will inspire and normalize the writing for future generations to keep it alive.


Kristian Kabuay was born in the Philippines and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He spent his college years in the Philippines where he honed his knowledge about the native ancient writing system, Baybayin. Kristian is a self-taught artist influenced by calligraphy, graffiti, abstract art, indigenous culture, technology and Asian writing systems.


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