Painted signs in Provincia de Pinar del Río, Cuba

25 April 2016


Travelling in Cuba earlier this month, one of the most noticeable sights was the hand-painted signs. Without corporate branding, there seems little need for commercial printing, so most signs, whether at a small shop or government sponsored, are made by hand. Yet despite the inconsistencies, there’s consistency, as if one person painted them all – with similar colors and styles, they read as another unifying element of the landscape.