¡Viva México! - Postales authenticos desde la calle
I've always been a bit of a collecionista for all things in print - biz cards, stationary, foreign newspapers, vintage posters - you name it. I savour them like the pieces of art they ought to be. My favs are old travel postcards of the 1960's that showcased places like Rio and St. Tropez as untouchable fantasies to the common man. Today travelers go everywhere and they know what their destination will look like long before they arrive. So in this light the idea of de-glamorizing travel - revealing a place as one would really see it when walking down the street - is appealing and real. Street scenes are often the most vivid, the most sensory and surprising. Basically, where all the magic is at. I've started designing several postcard series' from my images of archives in this tone. Here's Mexico.
Published on: 
2012
Photography, Print Design, Typography
  • ¡Viva México!
    Postales authenticos desde la calle
  • I've always been a bit of a collecionista for all things pretty in print...business cards, stationary, newspapers, vintage posters, design mags....you name it, I savour them like the pieces of art they ought to be. Perhaps my favorites are postcards, especially the nostalgic travel prints of the 1960's that showcased new destinations where only few could afford to go and even fewer actually went. Today everyone goes everywhere and they know what it will look like before they get there. For this reason I like the idea of de-glamorizing travel - revealing a place as one would really see it when walking down the street. To me these details, moreso than resorts, casinos, and beaches, are the most vivid and real, the most sensory and surprising. Basically, where all the magic is at. I've started on the archives of my travel images to start producing several series' that get into the soul of each place I've been. Here's a few from mexico.