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The Book Nook

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Between Frida Kahlo mania and the handful of great Mexican films that have made a splash recently, it's clearly time for all art directors and designers to start plundering South of the Border pop culture, if they haven't done so already. And Princeton Architectural Press (Papress.com) is offering a handy inspirational device to put the lime in your Corona, with Sensacional!: Mexican Street Graphics, by Juan Carlos Mena with Oscar Reyes, featuring essays by David Byrne and others, along with 310 color illustrations. This $25 hardback hacienda of vernacular design is more fun than a Lucha Libre spectacular - though maybe not the one seen here.
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