Guapo y Fuerte-"tough and handsome"Mexican wrestling, or the Lucha Libre, is an oddity of sorts. With its brightly colored costumes, socially charged characters, political representations of good and evil and acrobatic athletes posing as celebrities-it's no wonder that this book had to be done.
This book bears witness to my personal drive to discover new and exciting things. It is a celebration of the Mexican culture and the incredible sport of the Lucha Libre. I believe you will find this book to be a powerful resource for inspiration.
Guapo y Fuerte features the imaginative works of the Clayton Brothers, Joe Sorren, Jonathon Rosen, Gary Taxali and the incredible photography of Eric Rippert. 9 total artists from Mexico and the United States featured within.
"Lucha Libre, a form of free-style wrestling, is Mexico's second most popular sport after fútbol (soccer). In fact, even though Friday night is traditionally the night of Lucha Libre-the time when the most famous luchadores wrestle-lucha libre matches take place six nights a week at up to a dozen different venues across Mexico City." Sample text from the book.
: 72 pages, perfect bound, soft cover, full color. 8" x 5 1/4," full color with editorial text about the history and formation of the Mexican lucha libre. Text written by Matt Hall. Less than 80 copies are available in this edition.
: 23 original paintings and 16 original photographs, and nostalgic magazine covers and posters documenting the lucha libre.
: US : $12.50 each
National and Local Press and Exhibitions
- June of 2001 : Over 100 leading artists were assembled in San Jose to participate in the Guapo y Fuerte exhibition. The gallery featured the works of Douglas Fraser, Joseph Daniel Fiedler, Jordin Isip, Melinda Beck, Joe Sorren, the Claytons, Joel Nakamura, Gerad DuBois and many many more.
- Communication Arts featured article about design and art from Mexico, May/June 2001
- Step-by-Step : 16 page article featuring the phenomena and sample spreads of the book.
- Print Design Annual : 2002 : featured award winner
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