I created this vector artwork as a tribute for one of Mexico's most beloved movie stars, comedy actor: Mario Moreno Cantinflas,
he rose from the humblest tent shows in the 1930s Mexican barrios to become the century's greatest symbol of popular culture in the Spanish-language world.
Cantinflas--born Mario Moreno--began his career in the carpas, tent shows that were placed in vacant lots across the populous barrios in the city and whose audience was composed of low-wage workers who lived in the neighborhood. The stage was shared with singers, dancers, magicians, clowns and comics who delivered short sketches based on the albur --an old form of double-entendre speech that celebrates sex, rejoices in scatology and makes fun of people.
Through language and pantomime, Cantinflas was able to create a new genre and transform the albur into a new form of speech whose foundation was basically nonsense. But this is a nonsense that, while saying nothing, at the same time communicates much.