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Graphic Design

Thesis Exhibition


Folk Catholicism, Mysticism and Mexican Vernacular

Folk Catholicism, Mysticism and Mexican Vernacular is a book complete with tales of adolescence, ignorance, deceit and artistic expression as told through the autobiographical anecdotes of designer Michael Ortega. Additionally, it explores and analyzes some of the little known objects and imagery that influence his current design aesthetic while making a categorical effort to capture the magic, mystery, amazing art and design that he finds influential. The design and imagery of mystical candles from Reed Candle Company, Original Candle Company and Veladoras Misticas are disassembled, organized and examined, as well as some wonderful examples of artwork featured on aromatic plant baths distributed by La Milagrosa products.