Ripo is grown up in NY City and discovered graffiti art pretty early, but he never wondered this passion would have brought him into amazing trips around the world. In 2006 he moved to Barcelona becoming part of the local scene very soon, and in the same year he made an european tour around 24 countries, counting on the hospitality of a large connection of street artists. The second trip is entitled “South Central Tour”, it took 6 months and he visited 11 countries in Central and South America.
During this trip, Ripo, focused on large typography pieces, inspired by a variety of local signs and insignia. Ripo studied and photographed typography styles in each city to reproduce them in his work, with the difference that the words he used had an aesthetic meaning instead of functional.