Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on June 6th, 2008

Almost two weeks ago, the committee for the branding of Lithuania narrowed down their two finalists for logos for Lithuania. The plan of the logos was to be bold and assertive, much like the new bold Lithuania that the government wants to present to the world. This is the second attempt at coming up with […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on May 27th, 2008

Back when inCulto’s video for “Welcome (to Lithuania)” was first making its way through the diaspora, many times the link to the video was included with some kind of language calling it a “commercial” or “tourist video” of some sort for Lithuania. Well, via Ežiukas su kedais, I learn that the animators, PetPunk , have […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on January 29th, 2008

Vilnius already has distinct features. Almost a year ago I wrote that “nothing sets off an identity crisis like a millennial jubilee.” Back then, the subject was figuring out a role for the national and state flags of Lithuania. Now, however, come recommendations from a commission set up by the Lithuanian government on how to […]

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Moacir P. de Sá Pereira on January 27th, 2008

Sanctus Bruno, qui cognominatur Bonifacius, archepiscopus et monachus XI suae conversionis anno in confinio Rusciae et Lituae a paganis capite plexus cum suis XVIII, VII Id. Martii petiit coelos. Excerpt from the Annales Quenlinbergensis. wikipedia There it is, the nearly thousand-year-old first reference to Lithuanians, made in passing while describing the martyrdom of Bruno of […]

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