1020 Press is an illustration and design book publishing brand with a focus on children’s content. Based in Los Angeles, Houston and Manila, our illustrated books and print products highlight creativity, visual arts, and design, aimed at educating the next generation of global Filipinos. Specializing in subjects of history, culture and travel for kids, which extend to educational and activity books, we tap into trends and cultural moments that shape the global Filipino experience.
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About the Larga! Team
Filipinas, storytellers and moms. With 6 children in the midst of this team, we all found ourselves proudly turning into our own Filipino mothers. Raising our children mostly away from our motherland, we felt the need to teach them everything that we learned growing up. We believe that we should always be creating, teaching and designing for the next generation of Filipinos, wherever they may be in the world. And we’d like to start here. Larga!
JL Hernandez is an entrepreneur and a content producer based in Los Angeles, CA, with over 12 years of experience working on documentaries, film and social impact projects with various NGOs and brands.
Denise Zara splits her time between Houston, TX and the Philippines. A director and founder of a pre-school based in Manila, Denise is a licensed Professional Teacher, a Philippine National Representative for the World Forum on Early Care and Education, a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and of the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children.
Ethel Martinez is a professional graphic designer based in Yorba Linda, CA. A 2nd-generation Filipino-American, she founded Gunita Designs, a Filipino-themed shop inspired by her parents and by the nostalgia for her cultural roots.