I am pleased to present a fun post today by Juliana Jaramillo, our fearless and brilliantly talented Design Department leader. Juli is from Colombia – a place I am dying to go to. The images below cement that desire!
Over the holidays I went back home to Colombia and was reminded of what it is to see a place for the first time. I was delighted when I was reminded that my hometown Bogota has amazing street art and graphics, something that I have always appreciated in the graphic aesthetic of Coney island (see previous post), but had somehow managed to overlook in my own hometown. Fortunately having been away for some time allowed me to see my city with fresh eyes and really allowed me to appreciate those little works of art that are found all over the city as signage for restaurants, fruit stores, kindergartens, hardware stores, auto repair shops etc.
Some examples of this are shown below in images that I pulled from http://www.populardelujo.com, a site that my good friend Esteban and some other friends started, devoted to promote awareness, protect and stimulate the popular culture and urban capital found in Bogota.