vernacular design

Wrappers With A Peel

The Victoria & Albert, one of the world's great museums for all kinds of popular culture, published in 1985 Orange and Lemons: Fruit Wrappers from the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Le sac Français

Le sac (the bag) has long been a popular venue for commercial advertising in la belle France. Not so different from here, except le sac Françia.

What Do You See?

News of Cecilia Gimenez’s “restoration” of an ecce homo fresco in a Catholic church in Borja, Spain, has been making the media rounds. Ecce homo (“behold the man”) is its own genre that depicts Jesus before the crucifixion, often wearing a crown of thorns. As the image below demonstrates, Gimenez took some creative liberties...