Posts Tagged ‘Urban’

Havana. Poster, book & cigar

November 22, 2011

© Havana.Carlos Zamora Design & Illustration

Green Ways to Wellness Campaign

October 10, 2011

© Carlos Zamora

© Carlos Zamora

© Carlos Zamora

© Carlos Zamora

Green Ways to Wellness is a Great Rivers Gateway’ initiative to promote healthy choices an encourage people to use the system of trails in St. Louis.  You can see the posters at the BJC campus, Metro Stations and bus shelters. Have fun with them.

25th Chicago Filme Festival 2009 Poster

April 2, 2009

Cuba/US re evolution

February 9, 2009

This is one of my themes. I’m very intrigued about the future of Cuba and United States relationship. I will always remembered the words of a very close relative who was driving me trough Saint Louis the day after we came from South America” “Look -she said- look the grandiosity of this country, pay attention to its scale and think for a minute against what kind of thing Cuba has being opposed to”. Well… it has being a very long minute. I’ve thinking about that matter almost every day of my life since then… Read the rest of this entry »

Bike St. Louis

January 12, 2009

This posters are every were in St. Louis. I found that very stimulating, specially when you are driving and suddenly you have that spark of color that makes you smile. I love this job.

Bike St. Louis first concepts

January 11, 2009

I know people love to see process. Unfortunatelly Im’ not that good in keeping track of it. I found this two images from the very first stages of the process. The heart in wheels was almost approved, but I couldn’t make the message more concise. Next time.

Latin American Film Series 2006

October 2, 2008

A Tower for the Transit Exhibit

January 9, 2008

By the time I got the box from Spain, I knew what I would do. I glued a set of dominoes and create this Babel Tower. The glue was perfect so the tower traveled inside of the box and cross the Atlantic without any problem. People at the exhibit were very intrigued about how the hell that tower of dominoes traveled from Saint Louis to Spain without falling apart. Thank you Home Depot.

Here is the rationale behind my installation: In the Old Testament, men tried to climb to God building a tower -Babel- that would eventually reach Heaven. God was furious and make them to speak different languages so they couldn’t get organized. Men were so confused by the fact they couldn’d understand each other, that give-up and walk away from the project. God destroyed the tower after and that’s the biblical explanation for the origin of languages. I think it is a painfully beautiful metaphor of multiculturalism.  People want to get along to achieve knowledge, but they are trapped in their own Culture. Language is just one of the visible aspects of culture, but as I said: “that’s just the tip of the iceberg”.

With the dominoes I added a sense of humor, a touch of Cuban nostalgia, and a couple of internal Cuban jokes that are impossible to translate if you don’t know the Cuban dominoes code.

Art Fair Laumeiere Sculpture Park 2007

May 2, 2007