Áine Power

‘Frida’

This project was chosen for an exhibition of typographically interpreted Irish language and literature texts for the IMRAM festival. This piece was inspired by the poem “Línte do Frida Kahlo” by Doireann Ní Ghríofa, illustrating the celebration of life and death of the Mexican artist. Taking inspiration from Papel Picado, a Mexican paper art used to celebrate ‘Day of the Dead’; the final solution is used as a memorial with the poem. The shapes in the top half of the design are based off the lines “her brows are wild birds”, referencing her famous and most notable feature, her eyebrows. The lower half is representative of petals showing her love of nature made famous through her paintings.