Blackletter, or Gothic miniscule, originated in 12th-century Europe. When brought to the New World, it was subtly reshaped by indigenous influences. No better is this illustrated than in Mexico, where it adorns countless small stores, shops, and service providers with a wholly Mexican twist. Cristina Paoli investigates how this distinctive letterform exists in Mexico today. Through colorful photographs of signage, tattoos, posters, and car detailing, and insightful text, Mexican Blackletter examines blackletter’s popularity in Mexico, and how it reveals a cultural essence.
Hardcover. 96 pages.