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Saturday, March 11, 2006


I love the local signwriting here. In the UK its kind've a lost art, but in Latin America every business paints logos and names on the wall of their shop (eg mechanics paint the logos for Michelin tyres, Machita chainsaws, Eveready batteries etc on their wall). I wish I'd taken more pics of these. Some are really naive where someone's son or mate has done it but others are extremely sophisticated and done by professionals.

Either are so much more interesting than simply pinning up the same posters that everyone else has. There are printed signs here but they look so characterless when seen beside someone's handpainted version.



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