Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday and some of its celebrations can be traced back to between 2,500-3,000 years ago. The fiesta that became the modern day Día de los Muertos fell in the ninth and tenth months of the Aztec calendar, where celebrations were devoted to the goddess known as “Lady of the Dead” and separate feasts were dedicated to children and adults who had passed on. Sixteenth-century Spanish Catholics shared similar rituals honoring the dead, as the Mexican indigenous—graveside meal and flower offerings, and masses for the dead were common. What we see today is a combination of the two cultures and spiritual beliefs. It is currently observed in connection with the Christian holidays All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day, falling on October 31st-November 2nd.

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We like this early mexican style & tradition. So it was a challenge to create an artwork from original stuff and combine it with some vintage modern typography and style. The original drawings are made by José Guadalupe Posada,1852-1913. He was one of the best and famous Calavera-artists. We made this artwork just for ourselves. If you like it, you can see the items on society6. On society6 we post some other and private artworks, that differ from our normal business.


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