Aside from working on the design for the ¡¿Que Barrio?! flier earlier this month, I've also been working on a couple of pieces for the show itself. I've been bouncing around between issues when it comes to my work lately, and I thought it'd be interesting to find a link between consumption in Mexico and the U.S.
OXXO is the Mexican equivalent of the U.S. based 7-Eleven corporation, and I thought it'd be interesting to portray each outside the boundary of their usual country by placing the OXXO piece on display in the United States and the 7-Eleven piece on display in Mexico. (I'm aware that 7-Eleven has some presence in Mexico though it is less common than that of OXXO convenience stores, not to mention that it is based in the United States to begin with.) I also wanted to give the piece that convenience store feel by working on brown kraft paper, otherwise known as the paper used to create paper bags. I should be in town for the opening in El Centro so if you're in the area come stop by!