In the developing stages of Ceria, we began visiting Carnicerias & taking pictures of all the different store setups. We found that no Carniceria is ever the same, but the one thing that remained similar is that every Carniceria had some kind of mural to represent their store. We began to document all the artwork, some good some bad. In the midst of all this, we found out there was someone who was also documenting the same thing, but simply for their sheer love of these paintings. He goes by the name of Tony Mora. We eventually got in contact with Tony & shortly thereafter he shared with us his entire photo collection of Carniceria storefronts & murals. From this, we were able to dig deeper & gather ideas for creating Ceria. Shouts to Tony for this. Here are a few shots from his collection that we will post every so often to pay tribute to the artists that created the artwork. The first photo is a Carniceria in which our logo was developed from. Peep the cow & enjoy!
Original painting by Tony Mora
“ITS MY LOVE OF THE CARNICERIA STORE PAINTINGS. I’VE ALWAYS HAD A FASCINATION WITH THEM EVER SINCE I WAS A LITTLE KID. SEEING THESE SOMEWHAT SURREAL AND FANCIFUL PAINTINGS DEPICTING THE FOODS THAT I WOULD BE EATING LATER THAT DAY. THIS IS MY TRIBUTE TO THOSE PAINTINGS AND THE ARTISTS THAT MADE THEM. BON APETIT!” -Words from Tony Mora