Love Letters to the US
When we first started Bright Side over a year ago, we simply wanted to highlight stories of immigrant artists who were making a difference in America. However, as we interviewed more and more of these beautiful, radiant, kick-ass creatives, we discovered that many of them have had to overcome the same kinds of challenges. We realized that most people only saw the success of these superstars, without understanding the trials they went through to get to where they are. We wanted to give U.S. citizens a glimpse into what it truly means to be an immigrant these days, but in a brief and eye-catching way.
That’s why we teamed up with Pilar Torcal, a stellar Brooklyn-based illustrator from Barcelona, to produce a set of cards, each one telling a different side of the immigrant experience.
We decided to call the project “From immigrants,” because think of each one as its own love letter to the people of the United States, from immigrants. ♥︎