Tag Archives: Mexico

Don’t Call Him French Banksy

Peripatetic French street artist JR has just completed a moving work on the Mexican side of the U.S./Mexico border. The timely piece—a large-scale photograph of a child looking over the border wall—is a dramatic rebuke to Trump’s anti-immigrant policies.

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The Walls Between Us

Mexican artist Bosco Sodi is preparing to create his first art installation in New York City, at Washington Square Park. Titled Muro, the installation will be built from 1,600 removable clay timbers, fired at Sodi’s studio in Oaxaca, Mexico, forming a … Continue reading

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Free Vintage Posters (no April Fools)

The website Free Vintage Posters offers free downloadable posters in many genres including travel, advertising, films, propaganda, food, liquor, events, and much more. There’s no catch; the images are free to use.

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The Impact of a Book

Guadalajara-based Mexican artist Jorge Mendez Blake draws connections between the power of literature and the power of visual arts with his monumental installations. In this work he constructed a brick wall on top of a copy of Franz Kafka’s El Castillo.

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A Much Better Use

I’m always pleased to discover an abandoned ecclesiastical building that has been transformed for a higher purpose. In this case, the 16th century former Convento de San Augustin in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán Mexico was restored and turned into a public library. … Continue reading

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Don’t Stare At The Naked People

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Before Columbus

Self-taught cartographer Aaron Carapella created this amazing map of Native American tribes showing their original geographic locations prior to contact with European colonialist. He spent nearly a decade researching archives, history books, visiting reservations and interviewing tribal leaders for his … Continue reading

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Sacred Geometry at the Beach

H/T to loyal TBTP follower Aubrie Rudnick for this post. With commonplace leaf rakes and rope, San Francisco artist Andres Amador creates extraordinary temporary masterpieces on the beaches of California and Mexico. Even though it takes hours to form the enormous … Continue reading

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One Minute in Mexico

It’s been a few years since I’ve been to Mexico, but it’s a rare week when I don’t have Mexican food. I challenge you to watch this terrific video and not crave Mexican food for dinner. The video is from … Continue reading

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Get Ready For Roadtrippin’

Rand McNally has been publishing a terrific road atlas for 90 years. To celebrate the handy old-school atlas’ anniversary, they’ve combined all of the detail of the paper road maps with digital functionality. The iPad app ($4.99) includes maps for all … Continue reading

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