Monday, 13 February 2012

Unión de Jóvenes Comunistas, Havana

Spotted not too far from the Plaza de la Revolución in Havana, this bright sign was painted a couple of weeks before the 9th congress of the Unión de Jóvenes Comunistas (UJC - Youth Communist League) opened in early April 2010. As with other UJC signs, it incorporates the league's emblem designed in 1962 by Virgilio Martínez with the figures of Julio Antonio Mella, Camilo Cienfuegos and Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, and the words "Estudio, trabajo, fusil" ("Study, Work, Rifle"). As for the sentence written below, "Everything for the Revolution", it is a classic slogan reproduced throughout the island.

For more information, please see the post about another sign painted by the UJC in Havana.

9 Congreso
Todo por la Revolución

I really like how the "9" has been cleverly incorporated into "Congreso", even using the first 'o' to make the proper ordinal "noveno" ("ninth").

Location: Avenida de la Independencia, Havana / Picture taken in March 2010

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