Sensacional de Diseño
David Byrne (Talking Heads) said about Sensacional de Diseño Mexicano Street Graphics “Bad design is good design”. And tasteful good design, likewise, is bad design. Not good-bad, just bad-bad. Now that “perfect” design is possible with the click of a mouse, the industrialized world has become nostalgic for “imperfect” design.” Sensacional reflects images from Mexico’s small towns, roadsides, and cities, and from printed images such as flyers, labels and comic books. This urban art shares as a common origin, the fact that the artists who made them were not taught orthodox college principles or the conventions of visual arts, or even the latest design trends. This visual culture paints urban art like no other: Good old street art in Mexico. “Sensacional de Diseño Mexicano”, was written by Juan Carlos Mena with the collaboration of Oscar Reyes and Déborah Holtz. Published by Trilce Ediciones, this masterpiece has more than 600 images of local ads, designs and street art from the streets of México. They developed a line of personal accessories based on the book which designs represent the essence of Mexico.