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In which I nerd out on Mexican paper goods
Warning! Extreme crafty geekism ahead.
So, on our first day in Cabo, Bridget and I headed into town. Neither of us had seen it before, and we wanted to just wander about. Oh - and score some awesome food.
The area around the marina, where the tourists land, is pretty developed and rather Americanized, so we headed inland, hoping we might stumble on a nice museum or park.
Well, we stumbled onto a little paper store.
It was unassuming at first glance, until we wandered past a wall of rather plain-looking shelves, stacked with what looked like sheets of white paper. Bridget idly slid one out to take a look, and we both gasped with nerdly glee.
What we'd found was a treasure trove of beautiful Mexican educational posters. Hundreds of them, covering history, arts, literature, nature, human development, commerce, and more. And all gorgeously illustrated in this way.
Collage materials, anyone?
I would love to know more about these. Does anyone have information? My Googling isn't turning anything up. The sheets have "D.R." printed on them, and there's a little logo, but no other information. The topic of the sheet is covered in Spanish text on the back.
I'm absolutely besotted with how the illustrations tell richly-layered stories. And the illustration style, which is detailed and colorful.
Here's a sheet about adolescence. I understand Spanish just enough to get the meaning of the captions.
I'm resisting the urge to photograph every single one I brought home, and make you look at them all. I have no idea how I'll ever use them - the perfect project will have to present itself.
Okay, two more things. I also scored these business-card sized pieces, which have text on the backs. The shop had these cards depicting modern and historical famous people, and animals, and plants.
Then these sheets are roughly index card size (3x5), and they describe various professions. I love that cloud-shaped die cut! And the illustrations are so charming.
If you want to see a little more of Cabo (because yes, I did photograph more than educational materials), you can peek at my Flickr set from the trip.
I still have some Mexico crafty awesome to show you, and a little bit from the cruise ship, but we'll come back to that in a couple days. Rumor has it there are giveaways coming up here soon....