:: Lamp, the (En)lightened


Lampião (Portuguese for lantern) is the nickname of a bandit leader that lived in Northeastern Brazil (1897-1930). Some considered him a kind of Robin Hood and he became a myth. He and his gang, dressed all with hats and leather jackets, needed to protect themselves from thorn bushes of the region. The image of the sticker gives an idea of his appearance and the title beside does a pun with his name.

Lampião é o apelido de um líder de bandidos que viveu no Nordeste do Brasil (1897-1930). Alguns o consideravam uma espécie de Robin Hood e ele se tornou um mito. Ele e sua gangue vestiam-se todos com chapéus e casacos de couro, necessário para se proteger de arbustos espinhentos da região. A imagem do adesivo dá uma idéia de sua aparência e o título ao lado faz um trocadilho com seu nome.


2 thoughts on “:: Lamp, the (En)lightened

  1. That’s a bit of history that never made it up this far, though I’m familiar with a Mexican rancher who had something of a Robin Hood reputation and spent years raiding across the American border.

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