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Fileteado is a type of artistic drawing, with stylised lines and flowered, climbing plants typically used in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
It is used to adorn all kind of beloved objects, signs, taxis, lorries and even the old Colectivos, Buenos Aires' buses.
Filetes (the lines in Fileteado style) are usually full of colored ornaments and symmetries completed with poetic phrases, sayings and aphorisms, both humorous or roguish, emotional or philosophical. They have been part of the culture of the Portenos (inhabitants of Buenos Aires) since the beginnings of the 20th century.
For a modern example of its use, see the cover of the 2005 album Haughty Melodic by Mike Doughty.
Jorge Muscia, Fileteador del Tango
Martiniano Arce Studio
Lucero Maturano, fileteadora woman
Jorge Luis Borges's "Inscriptions On Carriages" (English translation)
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