An illustrated collection of design-related terms in español.

ESPECTACULAR November 2, 2013

BILLBOARDS are at least as old as F. Scott Fitzgerald. Happy Dia De Los Muertos!


It's the word for STICKER, and it translates directly as Sticky Label.

PALO SECO May 16, 2013

Take a look at that SANS-SERIF type; the term literally translates as Dry Stick.

ADVERTENCIA March 25, 2013

What if your ashtray did the Surgeon General's job? ADVERTENCIA = WARNING

PANTALLA November 2nd, 2012

It's something you look at all day long: a SCREEN

ETIQUETA September 14th, 2012

Take a good look at that LABEL. Also, the geometric design you see here is the indigenous Mayan symbol for MARIPOSA (butterfly).

CARTEL September 7th, 2012

In English, the word is POSTER. Hey, it’s not just for narcos.

LETRERO September 6th, 2012

It means SIGN. This is the name of a real hotel, too. Translate that.