Saturday, 6. July 2024 10:00

Fileteado Porteño – Traditional Letters from Argentina


Fileteado Porteño is a traditional art from Argentina that was declared World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2015. It began as a simple decoration on the trade carts in the early 20th century. In the 1920s and 1930s as it expanded to the decoration of buses and trucks its imagery grew more complex with the use of visual symbols and the incorporation of short text, including popular and humorous sayings. Today it can be found all over the city of Buenos Aires, in shop windows, murals and signs.

Fileteado combines scrollwork and letters. In this 1-day workshop we will have a hands-on introduction to the world of Fileteado letters. We will start from drawing basic letter forms, learning how to make different decorations and working the 3D effect that makes the letters pop up, from flat colour to shadows, lights and highlights.

In short
Duration: 6 hrs Language: English Participants: min 5, max 15
silent green, Gerichtstr. 35, 13347 Berlin
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