Friday, October 10, 2008

Day of the Dead

November 2nd is Día De Los Muertos, easily my favorite holiday of the year despite not being a day off work. There is something about the combination of changing seasons, the celebration of mortality, the bright Mexican colors and the encroaching winter that tickles my fancy every year. Here in the predominantly Latino Mission district of San Francisco there is an annual procession which always brings an unriviled carnival atmosphere to the neighborhood. Many of the images for Day of the Dead were produced in the printshop of former political cartoonist José Guadalupe Posada, one of my all time favorite artists and a huge influence.

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