Sands and Coral Logo

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The logo of Sands and Coral, Silliman University’s literary folio.

First published in 1948, Sands and Coral is arguably the country’s first literary folio (as the story goes, copies of the first issue reached the College Editors Guild of the Philippines Convention being held in Bacolod at the time, and the idea spread to different campuses around the country from there). First conceived by the poet Ricaredo Demetillo, the S&C materialized with the efforts of its first editors, Aida Rivera (now Ford) and Cesar Amigo. The list of S&C‘s editors include the who’s who of Philippine letters, from Myrna Pena-Reyes to Elsa Martinez-Coscolluela, from Rowena Tiempo-Torrevillas to Marjorie Evasco, and it has over the decades featured works by almost every relevant writer in the country’s literature.

The logo, designed by Reuben Canoy, has appeared in almost every issue since the first.

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