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On Mexico City: Anatomy of an Invitation - I'm celebrating my birthday in a few weeks, and in honor of the milestone birthday I wanted to create a fun and splashy invitation. Frida Kahlo, a daughter of Mexico City and one of my favorite artists and warriors, was a key inspiration for this suite. I also wanted to capture the vivid colors - especially rosa Mexicano, The federal District's signature color - and lush greenery I see every day in Mexico City. At first I considered having a professional portrait done of myself dressed as Frida, but I decided to save my money and focus on creating something that would be personal, meaningful, and exactly what I envisioned. To get the layered look I wanted, I decided to make a collage. My dear friend @justnikwin took my photo, which served as the jump off point for my "Frida-ized" collage. After playing around with the design, I completed the collage and sent a PDF of it to my homegirl, Isabel aka @foodlifeadventure , who really made some magic happen. She created the invitation suite, found some amazing fonts, recommended vendors in Mexico City who could get the job done, and basically quarterbacked the entire process. @estudiomedula laser cut the invitation pocket and there is a short video of the lasercutting process here. I've had a lifelong love affair with paper and invitations and I am happy to collaborate with like-minded friends on this fun project. #paper #papercraft #invitations #birthday #birthdaygirl #stationery #stationeryaddict #culturamexicana #diplomats #diplonoire #travelgram #travelnoire #handmade #graphicdesign #lasercut #lasercutting #fridakahlo #frida #inspiration #collage #collageart #mexico #mexicocity #cdmx #df #aries #visitmexico #rosamexicana #cardsandpockets

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