The history of the Tlatelolco neighborhood provides some of the most dramatic stories in Mexico City: ancient Aztec markets, overlooked slums, world-renowned architecture, student protests, a terrifying government massacre, destruction by earthquakes, and now, a possible renewal. A recent visit revealed layers of complexity through patterns found throughout the grounds.
Alejandro Cartagena’s photographs give a glimpse into the lives of construction workers, piled together in the back of a pickup truck, en route to earn their day’s wages.
All this year, we’ve had patterns on the brain. We’ve made patterns for the interiors of books, patterns for visual identities, patterns for textiles, and more. One of our favorite projects has been a collaboration with Mexican fashion designer Carla Fernández for the sushi chain Moshi Moshi.
LMS friend and Brit expat foodie Hamish Anderson came to us to create a fancy little logo for his top notch new restaurant in Colonia Roma, Latitud. The original idea was based on some very interesting signs that are often spotted in the historic center of Mexico City.
Sometimes software accidents can result in more interesting design solutions than our thousands of well-intentioned keystrokes. We apply the right tool at the wrong time, and the software throws us a visual curveball that we couldn’t have imagined.