This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Mexican army’s defeat of French troops at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, known colloquially today as Cinco de Mayo. It is now commemorated far north of the border, as Americans have embraced the date as a colorful celebration of Mexican art, food, and music.
Posts tagged ‘Destination: Design’
Student Counsel: Creating Destination: Mexico’s Visual Identity with Centro, University for Design and Media, Mexico
Each of the MoMA Design Store’s Destination: Design projects has a unique visual identity inspired by the character of the region’s product collection. In the past, graphics have been designed in-house or by one of the project’s participating designers.
Ana Elena Mallet is an independent curator based in Mexico City. She specializes in contemporary design and provided curatorial direction for Destination: Mexico, the latest in the MoMA Design Store’s Destination: Design series, which showcases emerging designers from around the world.
We recently travelled through Lisbon, Porto, and beyond to find products for our eighth Destination: Design collection, which introduces designers and design themes from around the world. This year’s collection—Destination: Portugal—highlights lifestyle products usually found only in Portugal, and the selection process was an exciting journey for us. We had a number of partners for the project, including Ministry of Culture, Portugal; TemaHome; Turismo de Portugal; aicep Portugal Global; and Fundação de Serralves, who helped introduce us to Portuguese designers, artisans, and manufacturers creating everything from umbrellas and filigree jewelry to furniture, teapots, weather predictors, and notebooks.
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