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No Pirir. Yes, design can make you happy

Friday, April 27th, 2012

No Pirir. Yes, design can make you happy by Rudy Girón

World Graphic Design Day is celebrated on April 27 known in Spanish as Día Mundial del Diseño and to highlight the graphic design work being produced in Guatemala I bring you the latest billboard of a very successful advertising campaign created for MegaPaca, a second hand clothing store chain.

By the way, Paca is the term used in Guatemala for bale or large package normally shipped in a palette, which is the way these second hand or discard clothes make their way into Guatemala and other countries in Central America. Paca is also the name used for stores that sell paca clothing.

Because I am a politically correct person I will say that Guatemala is one of major recycling centers for things discarded in the good old U.S.A. I will say that Guatemalans give a second life to things dumped by estadounidenses (Unitedstatians) and Canadians to a lesser degree.

To end this post on a positive note, watch the TED video Yes, design can make you happy by graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister. Enjoy!


Monday, July 11th, 2011

Topless by Rudy Girón

This photo represents the meeting point between the fantasy of advertising and the harsh reality of Guatemala.

What do you think of it?

Esta foto representa el punto de encuentro entre la fantasía de la publicidad y la dura realidad en Guatemala.

¿Qué opinan?