Wish I were Clio…

31 Mar
who is clio?

who is clio?

So I shot this picture a week or so ago in Coyoacan, a funky little colonial neighborhood where Frida Khalo, Trotsky, and Diego Rivero hung out back in the day.  I didn’t notice until close inspection, but the “Te amo Clio” (I love you Clio) graffiti is actually a stencil.  An incredibly well-done stencil, I might add.  So I thought it was cool, and that Clio was a very lucky guy or girl, since somebody obviously put a lot of work into showing how much they care.  But THEN I went to my school, in a completely different part of town about 45 minutes away (Sante Fe for those who care), and there, right outside the door of my school, was the very same stencil all over the place.  Pretty awesome.  Soooo Clio must go to my school.  This narrows it down to like 10,000 people.  Not helpful.  But THEN I went for a run in Condesa, this other funky neighborhood near me with a nice street for running and a park, and what do I see on Amsterdam Street (highly recomended street for all visitors to Mexico City, btw), but the very same Clio stencil, again!  I’ve seen it in a couple other places around town since then, and it keeps blowing my mind.  Clio, whoever you are, wherever you are, you must rock for somebody to love you that much and show it that well.

Sigh…. wish I were Clio.


2 Responses to “Wish I were Clio…”

  1. chilangabacha April 1, 2009 at 1:57 am #

    Hate to break it to ya, Laurita, but I think Clio is una marca http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_Clio

    • acervantez May 8, 2009 at 10:31 pm #

      we think the same thing. We were in Condesa with friends and came across those stencils and then noticed the car- If you go to the Renault site and view the “spot” near the end it says “what incredible things we do for love”-now that’s guerrilla marketing

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