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Patterns in Tlatelolco

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.

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Posted at 5:47 am July 8th, 2014

The Car Poolers

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.

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Posted at 5:00 pm February 20th, 2014

Moshi Moshi Patterns

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.

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Posted at 6:16 pm November 13th, 2013

Mexican Glitter Signs

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.

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Posted at 1:39 am November 1st, 2013

Content Aware Typography

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.

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Posted at 10:04 pm October 21st, 2013