What an amazing impression to arrive by night in Mexico city, flying over the huge ocean of lights, thinking this will be where I’ll start my new adventure.
I have stayed one month in the city, starting a new way of life discovering the exciting and terrifying feeling of liberty. I organized myself to quickly feel at home and enter the creation process. I started crafting, taking drawing lessons, watercolors and ceramic workshops. The challenge : draw one of my drinks everyday.
From a design point of view, this first step was essentially about exploring and observing the city, the designers’ work… Each day, I was looking for a color, a pattern, a typography that together build the specific atmosphere of the city. I also met designers having a large range of experiences. Finally, to better know Mexico city, I asked some of their inhabitants how they will describe it in three words and the colors they attached to it.
This step is the beginning of my work on how to share an experience. I’ll be working on it all along my project.
cultural & historical
An endless inspiration to guide mexican everyday lives. Traditions and rustic are noways fashion. Collaboration between designers, artisans and artists seems acted to create present time.
Colors make it so special and enable to emerge yourself in the mexican world, creating pictures at each corner. Their inspiration comes from all flowers, fruits and landscape treasures they have.
2 directions to look at:
US & Latin America
Creating two spheres of influence. The localisation so closed to the US characterize the country for the strong economic, cultural and politic links.
DAY WITH AN ARTISAN
PERSONS SHARING THEIR VISION OF MEXICO CITY
My crafting & painting experiments
Rosa mexicano / Mexican pink
As my journey has progressed, I make a practice to ask some Mexicans which colors represent the city for them. I was surprised when some of them first answer was grey, without any hesitation. Because I have found the city so colorful ! Nonetheless, the most common answer was « mexican pink ». This same color you now find on taxis. Here are some examples:
Mexico city described by some of its inhabitants
What are the three objectives you would use to describe your city ? This is the question I asked to approximately 10 of its inhabitants.