Synopses & Reviews
This collection of advertising art photographed on the streets of Mexico is a jolt of pure, crude visual pizzazz at a gloomy gray time of year
. Of the five essayists contributing to the book, David Byrne is the most bracing on the subject of why "bad" art has suddenly become "good": "Sophisticates like myself ... think that by imitating the look of something "real" we might actually become more real ourselves." Picante! Laura Miller, Salon.com
Following a Foreword by renowned musician David Byrne, and an Introduction by design historian Steven Heller, "Sensacional" presents more than 300 full-color illustrations of Mexico's most animated street graphics.