Saturday, March 18, 2006

Together We Aspire - Together We Achieve


Nothing But The Best - Typology at its worst at Mucurapo Boys RC school, Port of Spain. (Note spacing of the typography)


A Sign Painter, Rubin Mc Knight's painting Trinidad and Tobago's coat of Arms.

Have you ever noticed the Mottos painted in on most Government school walls. They read something like this, Will Find And Make A Way or Aim High, placing too much emphases on the word High by the clumsy typology. But these catch phrases are to encourage a healthy rivalry among schools.



Wall painter Rubin Mc Knight paints the Coat of Arms of the Republic on a wall of a Government school, Port of Spain Depending on the weather he says, the mural can completely dry in a couple of hours.
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Terms and meaning

The Coat of Arms of Trinidad and Tobago was designed in 1962. The Birds are the Scarlet Ibis, Cocrico and Hummingbird. The three ships represent the Trinity and the three ships of Christopher Columbus. The three Peaks commemorates Columbus' decision to name Trinidad, Trinity by the Peaks of the Southern mountain range called the 'Three Sisters". The fruited Coconut Palm are the seals of British Colonial Tobago and the Motto, “Together we aspire, Together we achieve" speaks of the Nation’s harmony and diversity to achieve.

2 comments:

Stefan Falke said...

the things you find, great !!!! keep going, blogman#1 !

Elspeth said...

There's a particular painting on a wall in St. Augustine. Every time I see it I think of you and wonder if you've encountered it. Maybe you have seen in/written about it already. It's a hair dressing salon across the EMR from HiLo/RBTT St. Augustine. A man looking like a knight is hacking a woman's hair off with what looks like a weapon. The woman looks like she's in pain. I always wonder who will be drawn to that mural and choose to cut their hair there. I find local murals advertising hairdressing salons are generally not very attractive ... and it's interesting to think that the owners of the salons are probably proud of the artwork.

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