Today, we present the poster “Reggae Peace” by Carlo Cadenas. Carlo is a graphic designer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was born in Baruta and grew up in San Antonio de Los Altos, Venezuela. He studied Visual Communication and Graphic Design at Instituto de Diseño Darias, and Advertising at Universidad Alejandro de Humboldt, both in Venezuela. When he moved to Buenos Aires, Carlo worked at Tribal DDB Argentina, and afterwards decided to go on working freelance. His posters have been exhibited in the Global Biennale of Graphic Design (Golden Bee), International Poster Biennial in Mexico, Lahti Poster Triennial, International Reggae Poster Contest, Typography Day, Show Us Your Type and others. His typography work has received the Type Directors Club Award with the Certificate of Typographic Excellence, the LAD Award and the CLAP Award.
The poster “Reggae Peace” we are featuring for this Poster Monday edition was created for the International Reggae Poster Contest. The poster depicts a symbol of peace – the “White Dove”, but this bird is not only a symbol of global peace, it also represents the bird of Reggae Peace. According to Carlo, “When we are in the presence of a feeling of serenity and calm it is because something helps us get there. That mood raises the best intentions in people, expresses our true thoughts and helps the acceptance of a reality that inspires the best change. When we hear music, we do so for many reasons, because we like it, because we identified with it, because it interprets us and it helps us to know ourselves. Music can inspire us with rhythms and launch us into a state of inner and outer joy. Reggae is the music of thoughts, the melody of the soul and the tune of words. It is the melody that inspires us to serenity, compassion, understanding and peace, because when we are in the presence of Reggae music, we are in true peace, we are feeling the Reggae Peace”.
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