Pharomachrus mocinno
A legendary bird called Quetzal, national symbol of Guatemala, designed in a contemporary style.


also it plays an important role in the myths of the region. In pre-Columbian civilizations of Mesoamerica, it was considered a divine bird associated with Quetzalcoatl, the deity "feathered serpent".

Which animal(s) did you choose as a visual and why?

El Quetzal, because it is the national bird of my country since 1871. And it is one of the most beautiful and emblematic birds of the world, Revered in the Mayan culture. It is a bird in danger of extinction, is also the name of the currency of my country.

What culture or region does the animal stand for?

Maya culture, Mesoamerica.

What story does your design tell?

Legend has it that when he died Tecún Human, the chief warrior of the Maya, in their struggle against the conquerors, the Quetzal fell on her dying and bloodied body. thus turning the bird chest red.

What style did you choose for your design and why?

I decided to make a minimalist and contemporary vector graphic representation .. This is because it is a very original style, drawings and vibrant colors.

Please make sure you have filled out your country of origin in your profile! It’s important that the regional Victorinox team understands the cultural background of your design.

My Country is Guatemala, the land of the quetzal.

Have you used any third-party material? Even if you’ve modified or combined it, please know that in this project no stock material is accepted. See “Guidelines, regulations & comments” (in the brief)

No, illustration and composition I created myself.

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I am an art director a little veteran who loves when he has time to participate in these projects.

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