UDEM Exhibition

The Centro Roberto Garza Sada de Arte Arquitectura y Diseño at the University of Monterrey in Nuevo León, Mexico (UDEM) invited Karlssonwilker to show a retrospective of our work in its Tadao Ando-designed building. The exhibition was a combination of past work and custom-made pieces for the show, the majority of which were free giveaways. The first-floor gallery walls displayed a timeline of 17 years of our projects as well as personal events.  The second-floor gallery featured a series of illustrative posters of 12 creatures from Mexican myths and fairy tales (including one very contemporary species). 

We also created the collaborative piece "Un traje por Jaime Maussan" that celebrated the infamous Mexican ufologist Jaime Maussan with a special custom-made suit. 

  • Environmental Graphics
  • Print
  • Suit collaborators included Luis Othon & Miguel de la Garza (hat), Alejandro Magallanes (jacket, front), Jorge Alderete (back), Gabriela Rodríguez (pants), Flaminguettes (boots)

Piled at the center of the first-floor space was a series of specially designed giveaway T-shirts that we replenished with a new design every two weeks.

The Mexican ufologist Jaime Maussan was selected as the recipient of a special gift: A custom-designed suit complete with a hat, boots, and an elaborately embroidered shirt. The graphics on the suit, applied with heat-pressed vinyl and spray paint, tell little stories about Mr. Maussan and his beloved aliens.

Visitors were encouraged to take home their favorite animal poster along with a T-shirt of their choice.

Jan and Hjalti pose for the local newspaper. 

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