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Señorita Margarita Artwork

Señorita Margarita artwork is an homage to Mexico and tequila. Margarita is a refreshing artwork, using bold colours and Tropicana vibes. Below is my personal connection with this drink.

Context

A few years ago back in Barcelona, I studied a Master’s Degree in Interactive Interfaces Design. The course was a great personal experience as it consisted of a group of twelve students representing seven different nationalities. One of my classmates, Rodrigo Morales (from Mexico), taught us about Mexican food and good tequila, and he brought some amazing samples to our reunions. I associate that period of my life with a fascination for tequila and a loving relationship with Mexico, which I am yet to visit.

I learned about this variation on the classic Mexican cocktail when I first visited Nieuw Amsterdam and I decided to use their cocktail recipe to create my new artwork.

Design Process

Señorita Margarita features pineapples, lemons, limes and agave. The lettering design is an interpretation of my own calligraphy. Using my calligraphic sketch as a reference, I started drawing the lettering on top with tracing paper. Once I was happy with the hand-lettering sketch, I moved to the computer to vectorise and interpret the letterforms.

The phrase “my heart belongs to” is set in Miłosz Italic which is my own typeface design.

Copperplate calligraphy

Hand lettering

Vector lettering

Photograph by Mark Lobo from Foliolio
Frame by Wilma Art Framing Concept
Artwork available on my online store