Meade, Javier [sic] and Carolyna. OPTICA. Mexico, D.F.: Taller Grafico Meade, 1978. 4to,  color offset and silkscreen(?) plates; printed recto and verso from images by the Meades with texts by “Carlosol Meade” and “Hastatrás Denada,” near fine; loose as issued in orig. portfolio, also printed recto and verso, somewhat sunned with small closed tear at folded fore-edge. Edition of 500.
Vibrant images and mystical descriptions of Mexico at the end of the Dirty War. The journalistic photos, psychedelic palette, and metaphysical texts suggest solidarity and correspondence between rural and urban Mexican experiences. The authors’ poetic texts cover ecology, labor unions and rights, and state violence. A number of graphic choices reference indigenous traditions, including the plates’ pictographic numbering system.
Xavier Meade was a designer at El Arquitecto, an arts and architecture magazine in Mexico from 1977-1978, he also ran his own graphic studio and press in Distrito Federal from 1975-1978.