This is a survey of street graphics in Mexico that includes everything from Aztec imagery to Catholic themes to figures from Mexican wrestling. Presented in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate of Los Angeles. This graphic art does not fit within the conventions of traditional graphic design, art composition or even contemporary style.
These commercial signs, posters and illustrations are clearly designed to communicate directly with consumers, but the rawness of their imagery transcends their status as mere commercial objects. The visual humor, word plays and creativity employed in these images demonstrates a cultural vibrancy and energy that warrants our attention. The uniqueness of these images compelled the show‚s curator, Deborah Holtz, who is based in Mexico, to travel throughout the country capturing these various graphics in photographs.
Armory Center For the Arts