Miami, Florida, July 16, 2014 – G.R. Tabacaleras Co. Cigar Factory, owned and operated by George Rico in Little Havana, announces that a new edition of a very popular S.T.K. cigar will be unveiled this summer, joining the S.T.K. Miami American Puro and Barracuda lines. For all of those George Rico Zulu Zulu fans, this cigar will still contain the identical Ecuadorian Connecticut and Nicaraguan Habano blends, but this newest edition will be made in our own factory in Miami. G.R. Tabacaleras Co. is collaborating with a new artist, Mas Paz, to design the new boxes for this project, and the proceeds for the Mas Paz Edition will go towards a new charitable cause. A percentage of the sales of this new project will go towards a non-profit organization that will fund renovations for La Casa de la Madre y el Niño, an orphanage in Bogotá, Colombia.
Federico Frum, the Colombian-born street artist and Arlington, Virginia native that goes by the name Mas Paz, was actually adopted when he was just one year old from La Casa de la Madre y el Niño. He grew up in the United States and received his formal training in art at George Mason University. After designing in New York City for several large companies, he decided to embark on a six month journey throughout South America that forever changed his path. Frum now travels the world using his art to inspire and transform neighborhoods in the developing world. He is also a strong advocate for youth in our own communities in the United States, working with kids in local schools and community centers to teach and raise funds, making art classes more accessible to all.
- Country of Origin: USA
- Factory: G.R. Tabacaleras Co.
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut / Nicaraguan Habano
- Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
- Filler: Nicaraguan
- Sizes: 7 ½ x 40 Lancero, 5 5/8 x 46 Corona Gorda, 6 x 54 Rolo
- MSRP: $8.25 – $9.27
- Release Date: Available for pre-order
Find out more about Mas Paz at maspaz.co. You can follow him on Instagram @MasPaz and Twitter @Pazito_Pazito. There is also a great article in Downtown Traveler, “Street art for a Cause: Interview with Federico Frum of Mas Paz” about him if you would like to learn more about his movement.
G.R. Tabacaleras Co.
1792 S.W. 8 Street
Miami, FL 33135