An envelope of surprises :)
6 Aug, 2014 | From Lando of Mexico
Lando sent me this envelope with some really neat surprises inside. Enclosed were postcards, a magnet, some coins, and a cool drawing of a seaturtle.
The postcards were written and stamped and showcases artworks from Jose G. Posada, a Mexican political printmaker and engraver. The magnet shows a view from Teotihuacan. It was a pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city located in the Valley of Mexico. It is known today as the site of many of the most architecturally significant Mesoamerican pyramids built in the pre-Columbian Americas. Apart from the pyramids, Teotihuacan is also anthropologically significant for its complex, multi-family residential compounds, the Avenue of the Dead, and the small portion of its vibrant murals that have been exceptionally well-preserved.
The two coins were a Mexican peso and an Argentinian "un peso". His seaturtle drawing was inspired from the 2 Real banknote from Brazil. The drawing is really good. It is clean and detailed. I was impressed because I draw crazily and messily :p