Vuela Print

Posted by Scott

People often ask about the origins or significance of my posters so I’ll be posting the stories behind them from time to time.  Pictured above is the "Vuela" print, a variation of the "1971" print.  I created this after I first visited Spain; Vuela in Spanish means "Flight". I saw this word everywhere in the airports and it stuck with me. I spent most of my time on that trip in the city of Barcelona which is filled with design and art, it truly is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen.  This poster was meant to evoke the same sort of feelings I got from the people and places I encountered on that trip. 
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frebro says:

November 27, 2007 at 1:11 am

I find it’s always more interesting to see a work of art if you know some of the story around it, so please continue posting about your illustrations.


dani says:

November 27, 2007 at 2:34 am

hi scott, last week end i’ve been in Helsinki, a lot of design everywhere, i think you’ll like it, next days i’ll post some pics, stay tuned!


kristina says:

November 27, 2007 at 3:30 am

well, I pretty much like the print, so I wanted to buy it, but…
unfortunately, I couldn’t find my country in your shipping and billing information
SLOVAK REPUBLIC or SLOVAKIA, and SLOVENIA, as I noticed, isn’t there either
hope you’ll add it there soon, so that I’ll have the poster before christmas


Horacio says:

November 27, 2007 at 10:35 am


the word “vuela” it’s used when you put an subject first. For example “Ese avion vuela”, means “that plane flights”. The real transcription for the word “flight” is “volar”, wich of course, is a verb.

Anyway… great poster :D


Scott says:

November 27, 2007 at 3:18 pm

yeah, I figured that out while researching this…. but “Volar” doesn’t look anywhere near as cool or sound as beautiful as “Vuela” …. so I went with bad grammar… a bit of form over function I guess.


duli*du says:

November 28, 2007 at 9:12 am

Hi Scott,

In fact “flight” as in “flight American Airlines 880” would be “vuelo” instead of “vuela”. I thinks that’s the word you saw in the airport everywhere.

“volar” means “to fly”…and VUELA means “flies” (“the plane flies”)

welcome to the spanish grammar heheh

Nice poster anyway, i love it.



Andrea says:

December 5, 2007 at 6:41 am

Hi Scott,

Instead of critisizing your Spanish grammar (cos I also make a lot of mistakes in English), I want say that it was a pleasure tu know that you liked my city. You can guess that I’m from Barcelona.
Perhaps did you come to make a conference?
Next time you come, tell us please!

Regards from Spain,



Scott says:

December 5, 2007 at 5:56 pm

thanks… “liked” is quite an understatement….Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in the world.
In regards to the grammar issue. I usually do a bit of research before I create something in another language, but at the end of the day, it’s what looks better that wins out, bad grammar notwithstanding.


Andrea says:

December 14, 2007 at 2:21 pm

I agree with you, Scott ;)
The composition combines well so this is the most important thing.

PS: I’ve just seen terrible mistake in my previous comment! oops!
If you see anything else, please tell me hehe