My name Is Omar Escalante I´m an illustrator graphic deseinger base in Helsinki Finlandia. I´m from Guatemala city, In 2007 I have the change to make a new life in Finland where I have study and living the last Years. I consider my serft a lucky immigrant, because a country like Finland give me the oportunity to live in a such nice county. In 2017 I was the winner of the Travel poster of the year in Helsinki after that I decided to open my onw studio and create new travel posters around the world .
About my project
My homeland <3 Guatemala, a Central American country of 17 million, is one of the hemisphere’s poorest. Six out of every 10 people live below the poverty line. Nearly half of the country’s population suffers from chronic malnutrition. It consistently ranks among the worst in the world for corruption and violence.
Not all is bad
Guatemala offers an incredible wealth of beauty, from majestic volcanoes and cloud-covered rainforests to cultural treasures such as its Mayan ruins.
What’s more, Guatemala enjoys a mild climate and nearly perfect weather year-round. This “constant spring” is one reason why it is one of the 19 mega-diversity countries that are home to more than 70 per cent of all known species in the world. Here are eight reasons why you should experience the beauty of Guatemala for yourself.
How you can help?
After live abroad for so many years, I would like to contribute with my Country ! I have created a series ofGuatemalan illustrations (postcards, posters) that I would like to donate some percent of the sales on education, poor families or creative programs in Guatemala.
With your small contribution you can help many people who are having a bad time right now
You can get one those postcards and help us to Make the world a better place !!