Iconic Figures in San Telmo

As mentioned in the previous page, there is this traditional writing technique that originated in San Telmo known as Buenos Aires Steak. This particular writing style and font can be seen all over Buenos Aires, especially in traditional places and neighborhoods like San Telmo and La Boca.

Usually, artists that download-48paint these fonts do it on buses, trucks or even the posters, signs, bars, cafés, etc. This cheerful, colorful font style has, in recent years, experienced a sort of comeback, given that originally it was popular back in the beginning of the 20th century and considered a little tacky back then. As such, it is becoming increasingly fashionable these days and can be seen not only in traditional neighborhoods like San Telmo, La Boca and Palermo Viejo, but also all over the city of Buenos Aires.

As mentioned before in the previous pages, Raúl Lavié is also one of the leading figures of San Telmo’s Tango music, not only in Buenos Aires and the rest of Argentina, but also all over the world. He was born in 1937 in the Argentinian city of Rosario, north of Buenos Aires and is also known as “El Negro”, due to his brunette, lean and mean look. He is not only a tango singer and musician, but also an actor who has featured in several theater plays, variété plays, TV shows and even films during the long span of his prolific career.

He has performed with artists like Gidon Kremer, Libertad Lamarque, Cacho Tirao, Juan Carlos Copes, Ultratango and of course, Astor Piazzolla, with whom he did several world tours. Raúl Lavié has performed on the most prestigious stages in the world. For example, in 1986 he appeared on Broadway. These performances earned him as many as four nominations for the prestigious Tony Award.