We size up two of the world’s biggest carnivals

With Europe’s biggest street festival Notting Hill Carnival fast approaching, STYLIGHT decided to compare our much loved home grown event to the ultimate street fiesta Rio Carnival!

Inspired by Vahram Muratyan’s cult book designs our illustrations compare and contrast the overwhelming sights, sounds and culture of two of the most iconic Carnivals in the world.

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Notting Hill Carnival vs Rio Carnival

It’s evident that there a number of similarities…between the two celebrations but also some stark differences! Since it’s inception in 1964 Notting Hill Carnival has been known as an exhilarating two day event celebrating London’s ever growing Caribbean community, with roughly 1 million people attending the festivities every year. In contrast, the world famous Rio Carnival dates back to 1723 and sees up to 2 million revellers take to the streets of the Brazilian city every day!

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