Jeepney Signage Holographic stickers
Jeepney Signage Holographic stickers
Jeepney Signage Holographic stickers
Jeepney Signage Holographic stickers
Jeepney Signage Holographic stickers
Jeepney Signage Holographic stickers
Jeepney Signage Holographic stickers
Jeepney Signage Holographic stickers

Jeepney Signage Holographic stickers

Regular price $4.00 CAD
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These stickers are part of Project Para Boss by Pop Junk Love and Common Room PH, an initiative dedicated to revitalizing the traditional art of signage painting in the Philippines.

Dimensions: 2 x 0.5 inches

The Cultural Significance of Jeepneys 

Born from the aftermath of World War II, Jeeps, or Public Utility Jeepneys, have become a cultural icon and a vital, affordable transportation mode for over 40% of commuters in Metro Manila and many provinces across the Philippines. Dubbed the hari ng kalsada (king of the road), jeepneys traverse routes that limited transportation options don't cover, providing an indispensable service. Along with jeepneys comes their art, particularly their hand-painted signage.

The exact origins of jeepney signages are not well-documented, but they are believed to draw deep inspiration from the letter paintings on kalesas (horse-drawn carriages) and the carts of roaming sorbeteros (ice cream vendors) in the streets of Metro Manila. These eye-catching signages serve not only to provide directions but also as a form of artistic expression - a truly remarkable piece of Philippine culture.

PISTON has been at the forefront of the #NoToJeepneyPhaseOut campaign, opposing the unjust PUV Modernization program in the Philippines. They fight to promote and advance the basic demands of Filipino transport workers for decent and stable work, livable income, freedom of association, and all their economic and democratic rights. Learn more about the struggles of Filipino jeepney workers through PISTON's work and our blogs.

20% of the proceeds from this product collection support PISTON's mission to advocate for a just and pro-people Philippine transport system.