Messages in Tiles


In an attempt to make these traditional messages found in commonplace around villages in Portugal, more relevant to my life, I played around with the frame. However, this made my interest for messages in tiles grow into something else.

These messages in tiles are commonplace in Portugal, more examples to follow, and they entail all sorts of messages, from religious, to law enformecement (as above: ´Forbiden to put posters up'), to greetings, poetry. Some are beautifully illustrated too. Below, a modern take as a digital doodle.

This made me grow an interest on having tiles in a public space, delivering a message.

portuguese tiles subverted1.jpg


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