Cordel Literature: José Francisco Borges

A couple of years ago my friend Joe, a frequent traveler to Brazil, told me about the Cordel literature of José Francisco Borges and sent me this link from The Good Blood blog. Knowing a good thing when I see it, I immediately grabbed the image below and put it into my screen saver rotation at work.

I suppose it’s pretty easy to see why I might be attracted to this type of art. If it’s so easy I suppose I should also take the trouble to describe why. Tomorrow.

2 responses to “Cordel Literature: José Francisco Borges

  1. Reminds me of one of my students from a few years ago, influenced by a strong folk movement and print aesthetic in illustration. http://gingerpocketprintmaking.tumblr.com/

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