From “Cartilla para la enseñanza…” (approx.1547), an prayerbook containing christian doctrine translated into the Huastec language and published around 1547. Housed in John Carter Brown Library and available at primeroslibros.org
Almanac from the pre-hispanic Codex Fejervary-Mayer that organizes a 260-day calendar into sections using a cross diagram
Section of the Codex Colombino, a pre-hispanic Mixtec Codex painted on skin that uses images to tell the story of a Mixtec ruler from the 11th century.
From the Codex Boturini, a pictographic history of the founding of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan.
The Siguenza Map, shown above, functions as both map and history and contains glyphic representations of geographic landmarks, dates, and cities. It, like the Codex Boturini, narrates the foundational story of the Aztec empire, characterized by a pilgrimage of the Mexica peoples to Tenochtitlan.
Fragment from Codex Badiano: representations of plants that combine glyphic, mimetic, and alphabetic elements.
Double Exposure photography: Images like this reference the experimental analog method of double exposure, recreating it with digital tools
Stylized Typography: The text operates as animation and is integrated seamlessly in an image-based landscape
Cut-out / Collage: Here the image loses it’s hyper-reality and live action feel. The two silhouettes appear as cut outs against simple yet gritty backgrounds.
Deep Remixability: In a single image, the remixed nature of this type of work is clear. The genre of portraiture is combined with hyperreal landscape imagery, mapping, and typography.