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Inspired by - Germany

Uniting Latin American and German cultures

Posted by rod - 20.02.2013

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Artists from Colombia, Venezuela and Berlin crated Berlin’s largest graffiti, called “Riot of colors” (Insurrecion de Colores) on the side wall of the Mercure Hotel. The mural incorporates a bunch of Latin American and German motives: Aztec sculptures, Jaguar, Subway, Indian princess, and the berlin television tower are just some of them. It took Interbrigada over one month to paint the over 600 square meter mural.

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Inspired by - South America

South American national flag series

Posted by rod - 04.01.2012

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Jack Daly created these geometric maps of South America. Each map highlights a country of the continent  in which the flag is designed in a graphic and abstract way.

 

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Inspired by - South America

Inca Flower inspired Vans Vault Sk8-Hi

Posted by rod - 04.08.2011

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Vans got inspired by Incan arts, crafts and culture thus developed the Vans Vault Sk8-Hi & Era “Inca Flower” collection. The shoes come in different colours all featuring the flower pattern embroidery which adds the Inca flower to the shoes. via eukicks

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Inspired by - South America

Vintage Latin American Airline Matchboxes

Posted by rod - 08.07.2011

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Above are a bunch of vintage Latin American airline matchboxes. via matchboxmuseum

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Inspired by - Colombia

Aymara – Inca’s typeface

Posted by rod - 18.05.2011

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Argentinean design agency Place designed this interesting typeface called Aymara. We are full compromised with our real culture, the antique pre Colombian design. To reborn the forgotten artistic movements of a killed empire. We developed our Aymara type, designing a contemporanean inca’s typography.

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Inspired by - Cuba

Viva la Resolution

Posted by rod - 04.11.2010

Viva la Resolution featuring Che Guevara. More South American and Cuban art and design here and here. via robertlpeters

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Inspired by - Ecuador

Hotel Inca Real

Posted by rod - 26.07.2010

Hotel Inca Real is located in the old part of Cuenca, Ecuador and is a beautiful Spanish colonial style building. The Symbol of the logo is clearly influence by the Inca Sun God.

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Inspired by - Bolivia

Abuela Grillo animation

Posted by rod - 21.06.2010

Really lovely story. “The short film “Grandma Cricket” is produced at the Animation Workshop by 8 Bolivian animators, Alejandro Salazar, Cecilia Delgado, Joaquín Cuevas, Mauricio Sejas, Miguel Mealla, Román Nina, Salvador Pomar and Susana Villegas, as well as coordinator and teacher Denis Chapon from France.
The 8 Bolivian animators have been selected to go to Viborg from a group of 23 Bolivian students who participated in an animation course in Bolivia in the spring of 2009, arranged by the Animation Workshop in corporation with the Danish Embassy in Bolivia.
The group will be in Viborg until mid-December 2009.

Producing the music for the film
The music for the film is composed by Bolivian musicians in order to create the perfect atmosphere. Furthermore, a famous Bolivian singer, Luzmila Carpio, is with her unusual vocal doing the voice of the main character Grandma Cricket.

The Animation Workshop helps build the animation environment in Bolivia
When the 8 animators return to Bolivia, they have agreed to teach animation in their home country in return for the educational experience they have acquired at The Animation Workshop. There is no doubt that the Bolivian culture and business community will benefit from this teaching. Hopefully it may also result in the foundation of a South American animation school.” For more information about this lovely annimation head over to Abuela Grillo blog found via verdeenelpampon

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Inspired by - South America

La Vuelta

Posted by rod - 26.04.2010

This packaging design was created by Santo “La Vuelta” is a”mate” herb, an infusion that is drunk in southern Latinamerica. In order to drink it, the herb is placed in a receptacle (the mate) where water is added and one drinks it with a special metal straw (bombilla).  It’s a very old custom which consists of everyone drinking from the same receptacle. One person drinks it at a time, and then passes it on to the next person. This action of drinking and then passing the mate along in a circle is called “la vuelta del mate” (‘the mate round’). The packs were designed using as reference the fabrics worn by the “gauchos” (Latin American cowboys) as ponchos. The designs come from the natives who inhabited this region in pre-colonial times. This “mate” herb was launched in Uruguay by The Coca-Cola Company and it rapidly became one of the brands with the most “top of mind” in the category.”

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Inspired by - Peru

Inca gold pisco packaging

Posted by rod - 22.03.2010

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Inca Gold Pisco was first commercially produced in 1776 in Ica, Peru where the semiarid climate of the Pacific coast nurtured grape varietals brought to South America by Spanish explorers. These varietals flourished in their new environment, producing excellent wines that were exported to Europe until the 17th century when the King of Spain banned their production. The label displays the ceremonial Knife used by the Incas representing the north Peruvian God Naymlap. Also check out these Pisco packaging designes. image via

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Inspired by - Bolivia

El Inca redesign

Posted by rod - 21.03.2010


El Inca – Bi-Cervecina received a new label which was designed by Pierini Partners in Argentina. The Label had to be carefully transformed without losing its high emotional value amongst Bolivians. For more info head over to Packaging of the world.

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Inspired by - Peru

Vintage Pan Am American Airways Poster

Posted by rod - 14.03.2010

Vintage Pan Am American Airways Poster, Peru of the Inca via enjoyart

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Inspired by - South America

Saludos Amigos

Posted by rod - 02.02.2010

Illustrated maps from the 1940’s Walt Disney animation film Saludos Amigos. via ffffound.com, taringa.net, one1more2time3, animation backgrounds

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Inspired by - Chile

La Manta Rayada – Chile

Posted by rod - 24.11.2009

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La Manta Rayada wine from Chile designed by Mayday Living brands

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Inspired by - South America

Inca rulers

Posted by rod - 09.10.2009

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Here are a couple of paintings of Inca rulers more can be seen here.

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Inspired by - Colombia

Simón Bolívar

Posted by rod - 23.09.2009


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Simón Bolívar was a South American political leader. Together with José de San Martín, he played a key role in Latin America’s successful struggle for independence from Spain. Following the triumph over the Spanish Monarchy, Bolívar participated in the foundation of the first Republic of Colombia image via cuandoerachamo

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Inspired by - South America

Inca Bola

Posted by rod - 18.09.2009


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Inca Bola was created by Gobelins L’Ecole de L’Image. The film is about an irresponsible guard and a golden Maya child. Why do they call the film “Inca Bola” when it is about an Mayan child? If you like this film you might check this one out, called “Machu picchu“. Great animation though. Found via sub-studio.com

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Inspired by - Ecuador

Otavalo street painting

Posted by rod - 16.09.2009

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On my travels through Ecuador I went to the famous Inca market in Otavalo. Near by I found this street painting, which in my eyes represented quite well how the people in the Ecuadorian Andes are.

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