An Artist with a Knack for Latin Vernacular

An Artist with a Knack for Latin Vernacular

Cerámicas porno-indignadas (¡Elefantes!), 2014, Diptych. (Photo: Guerrero-Projects)

Some contemporary artists “get” lettering—Robert Indiana and Ed Ruscha come to mind—but most do not.

A delightful exception is Carlos Garaicoa, who has a show going on now in Houston. Garaicoa is a Cuban who lives in Havana and Madrid, Spain. He is showing some big posters that appear to be old-fashioned architectural signs on ceramic tiles. But, according to the gallery, they are digital prints on tile, then assembled and laminated onto aluminum.

Energetic and ironic, Garaicoa has a political message you might miss if you don’t look closely, or if you don’t speak Spanish.


Garaicoa’s work can be seen at Guerrero-Projects, 4411 Montrose Blvd. Houston, Texas, through April 14th. 

Canadian Design History in Film

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The Type of TYPE: An Interview with Richard Lipton

The Type of TYPE: An Interview with Richard Lipton