Fake Tales
of Santo Domingo
Project developed during the GDA Summer Sessions Mexico City workshop in 2016.

These cards create a speculative identity for plaza santo domingo, their purpose is to ask questions surrounding visual and narrative identity. What does it mean to design an identity? How can something so complex as the visual identity of a place, full of traditions and customs, be honest and true?

Santo Domingo is a town square which is notable for the presence of old-school letterpress printers and letter writers who in turn provide a sense of identity for the area. The purpose was to let the square talk about itself through creating a series of ephemera that represented various narratives based both on real and fictitious places, events and characters.
2" x 3.5", 5cm x 9cm
one-three color letterpress printing
series of 10 cards