Krewe du Vieux rolled through the French Quarter last week under the theme “Crimes Against Nature” with a great police lineup graphic that I had to recreate in honor of the kooky krewe.
I started with a 3 coat base of nubar Treasure then went in to add the characters in black and dark purple acrylic paint.
What is Krewe du Vieux? The Krewe du Vieux is a New Orleans Mardi Gras or Carnival krewe, originally and more fully known as the Krewe du Vieux Carre (“Vieux Carre” being another term for the city’s French Quarter). It is one of the earliest parades of the New Orleans Carnival calendar, and is noted for wild satirical and adult themes, as well as for showcasing some of the best Brass and Jazz Bands in New Orleans. Click here to view the 2012 Le Monde de Merde about Crimes Against Nature. You can also read a report on KDV from CBS news titled “Smaller krewes have big impact on Mardi Gras” over here.
And in case you weren’t lucky enough to be here for it, somebody went and captured a bunch of it on video, which is sort of a fun back-of-the-crowd POV of the Krewe du Vieux parade experience downtown.