Tens of thousands of Venezuelans are ignoring government calls to go to the beach for the country’s Carnival celebration. Angry at the violence of the pro-government forces that have killed 18 people and still unable to afford basic necessities, they have chosen to skip the national holiday.
Instead, citizens are continuing what have become national protests calling for President Nicolas Maduro’s resignation. Traditionally, the celebration that precedes lent entails decorative parades and relaxing beach days. But the country’s extremely high inflation rates coupled with increasing unemployment has meant new realities for Venezuelan citizens.
● HAJIN BAE’S DAY AND NIGHT ILLUSTRATIONS ●
-Monday, 24 Feb 2014
Hajin Bae aka Soulist-Aurora is a Korean illustrator, graphic designer and art director. Hajin says of her work “This is all my gift for you. They are started from my life: Eternal happiness. They are mine but ‘inspiration’ can be yours. So go ahead and take it if you want. :)” Hajin says her works are styled to depict either day or night, and most of her images fit into one category or the other. The “day” images are sharper and more sophisticated and the “night” images are quieter and use lots of deep blues and lemon yellows to reflect the glow of night.