< Back to list for installation

It's better here — Faixas Aqui

[workshop - 2011]

 

Past and ongoing exhibitions and happenings :


Exhibition — Mini Galeria — Belo Horizonte — Brazil
16 / 04 > 10 / 05 / 2011

Open days — Design September — Brussels — Belgium
16-17-18 / 09 / 2011

Lecture — Lick my typo — Brussels — Belgium
08 / 11 / 2011

Workshop — Recyclart — Brussels — Belgium
09 > 29 / 11 / 2011

Exhibition — Théβtre National — Brussels — Belgium
02 > 15 / 12 / 2011

Exhibition — CLAE's Festival des Migrations — Luxembourg
15 > 17 / 03 / 2013

Workshop — Kulturfabrik — Esch/Alzette — Luxembourg
02 > 06 / 09 / 2013

Exhibition — Business of Design Week — Hong Kong — China
02 > 07 / 12 / 2013


An entire website about the project HERE!


This project gets its inspiration from a local communication medium popular in Brazil but unknown in Belgium: the faixas. Hung up in the streets, these hand-written canvases are used for different types of content. They are either promotional, informative or cultural and their artisanal manufacture makes them a truly local communication tool.

As there are a variety of fonts used, this project puts a focus on the handicraft skills of the faixas painter. While the original visual aspect is respected, a semantic twist is introduced for this artistic intervention.

Refuting the frustration that 'the grass is always greener on the other side', a single, simple sentence 'it's better here' is positioned many times over. Ones geographical references but also ones personal situation is somehow being questioned.

The exhibition is composed of :
- M
ore than 100 original faixas hung as a catalogue.
The
visitor is invited to physically cross them.
- Photographs, from us but also from the participants,
of
faixas in improbable locations all around the world.


If it's better here, it's even better at your place !


- Get your own faixas (entier catalogue here)
   price: 49,99 € (59,99 BRL) - shipping included
- Order here
- Take a picture where you think it's the best
- Send it to us
- Be a part of the next exhibition


Kidnap Your Designer + Yannick Falisse
+ guest : Juγo Peixoto Guimaraes Neto
(faixas painter in Belo Horizonte)


www.itsbetterhere.net


tags graphic design pictures installation typography brussels print typeface art experimentation kidnap lettering theatre internationnal self published all brasil futura participatif

About your designer