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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 ( 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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