Paper from the happy tropics

Holalola is a souvenir and lifestyle brand based in Costa Rica, by local artist Priscilla Aguirre.

Holalola’s illustrations capture the magic of Costa Rica’s favorite spots and our colorful culture.

Our products connect the hearts of travelers with the places they visited,
a must take souvenir in your travel bag.

May all your journeys make your heart grow!

OUR STORY:
Hi! My name is Priscilla and I am the illustrator and owner at Holalola. I turned my love for illustration and travel into a brand of paper and textile souvenirs. I love to portrait nature and Latin American culture, which is so colorful in my prints.

How it started:
I started Holalola in 2013 in my birth country, Costa Rica. While traveling to San Francisco to visit my sister, I stumbled upon a beautiful calendar magically illustrated by Miroslav Sasek. I wished he had illustrated Costa Rica. I said to myself when I read he had long passed away. At that moment I felt all my body light up and thought, why don’t I illustrate Costa Rica?. I arrived from the trip and started working on it, I was so focused and sure. Our brand has grown and my love for culture and color grows with it. I feel I have the most wonderful job in the world.

Where we are:
We have a beautiful store in San José that welcomes tourists from literally all over the world, who take Holalola prints and products to remember their travels. Our products are also sold in little tourist shops and the airport. Outside Costa Rica we distribute our products in Guatemala, with illustrations of their wonderful volcanoes and nature, and we have been lucky to sell our products in amazing stores in the US, mostly owned by vibrant latina women. We love to share our wanderlust love.

Our products:
My first love was paper, and textile followed soon. I discovered surface pattern design when I wanted to go beyond the posters, and it gives me so much pleasure to see the illustrations on scarves, and towels, etc

I am really glad you discovered our brand. We strive everyday to design products that remind you of your travels in this magical part of the world.

 

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