Posts tagged ‘south of the border’

Daily Swatch: South of the Border

This vintage Mexican village scene print is in a typically 40s palette of blue, cactus green, yellow, and red. From Ms. Atomic (shop) on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: South of the Border Daily Swatch: South of the Border Daily Swatch: South of the Border Daily Swatch 5/13/08 Daily Swatch: Terry Cloth

Daily Swatch: South of the Border

Feedsack from nudeedudee (shop) on Flickr. These are the colors I associate most with South of the Border prints. But hold the phone — are these guys staging a cockfight?!? Let’s hope they’re just trading roosters, or maybe introducing them to each other for a fun playdate. Related posts: Daily Swatch: South of the Border [...]

Daily Swatch: South of the Border

Here is a 1940s feedsack from InWithTheOldVintage on Etsy. Like the first example I posted, the colors are atypical of vintage Mexican-themed fabrics, yet this one is sunny and striking. I’ll post more traditional colorways coming right up. {see disclaimer about these fabrics here!} Related posts: Daily Swatch: South of the Border Daily Swatch: South [...]

Daily Swatch: South of the Border

I don’t know how I feel about vintage fabrics that portray Mexican people and other assorted stereotypical Mexican motifs. What do you think — do these images send the wrong message, or are they harmless? Are they important documents of less enlightened times, or should they all be thrown out and forgotten? I’ll call them [...]