Mondo Guerra is trying to build up a fan base through his Facebook Page. I’ve already liked it but you can go there and check it out. Join the Mondo thing. I love his design sensibility. It is playful and bold and it incorporates iconography from Mexican culture. That’s a good thing.
I am hoping to honor Mondo’s good work with a little of my own. I want to make a Mondo Soft Boy.
Here’s a quick sketch.
If ever there was a man perfectly doll-inspiring, it’s Mondo Guerra.
Working the black, white and grey can be a soothing antidote to a decade’s crappy aesthetic.
I used those colors it in the 80s to escape the assault of messed up, shocking pinks, turquoises, purples and the horrifying patterns designers tried to foist on us back then. I think they were snorting too much coke and woke up a lot of really ugly visions. It was a scary time.
Don’t get me wrong. I love rich saturated color but some how in the 80s the particular shades seemed sooooo tacky.
I think those colors may be trying to come back.
Kids, the eighties style is not, not good. do not go there.