Vernacular Mexican Lettering
©2011, Lorena Howard-Sheridan
Austin, TX, 2014
5.3 x 7.8 x 0.3 inches, 7 oz
Profusely illustrated, this book includes some insights into writing systems, everyday life and the interaction between hand-made work and the fascinating urban environment of Mexico City. For lovers or Mexico, Spanish, travel, and handcrafts.
“Ms. Howard's take on the much-maligned Mexican letterscape is incisive, insightful, and extraordinarily well-written, as well as being chuck full of eye candy. Additionally, if you ever have a chance to see one of Lorena's excellent lecture on the topic, do seek her out—it'll change the way you look at signage in general.”
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“Fresh, inventive, and exciting. A folksy, yet highly sophisticated, dive into the world of graphic design and language.”