Warner Home Entertainment México and DC Comics teamed up with MUMEDI
, the Mexican Museum of Design, to give 33 artists a white reproduction of Batman's famous cowl and cape and asked them to customize the famous costume by giving the Caped Crusader some Mexican flavor.
The pieces will be exhibited during September at Mumedi to celebrate Batman's 75th Birthday and auctioned once the show ends. All proceeds from Batman a través de la creatividad mexicana
will go to Make-a-Wish
I was honored to be chosen as one of the artists participating in the exhibition and decided to make my piece a celebration of my childhood. One of the few drawings my parents kept from when I was young is a representation of a happy Batman, standing on the lawn on a sunny day. It is an illustration I did when I was five, and it now hangs on one of the walls at my parent's house. You can see it bellow.
I contacted my brothers, cousins and close friends and asked them to have their children draw their own interpretation of Batman and his logo and had the illustrations embroidered next to the drawing I did as a kid.
The cowl is covered with onomatopoeias inspired by the 60's television series starred by Adam West. The famous visual interpretations of sounds were paired with common phrases used in the translated version of the series that aired in Mexico when I was growing up. ZOK!, KAPOW!, ¡RAYOS Y CENTELLAS! and ¡CARACOLES BATMAN! are a few of the onomatopoeias or -as I like to call them- onoBATopeyas that decorate Batman's head in different shades of gray.
An onomatopoeia (from the Greek ὀνοματοποιία; ὄνομα for "name" and ποιέω for "I make") is a word that phonetically imitates, resembles or suggests the source of the sound that it describes. Common occurrences of onomatopoeias include animal noises such as "oink", "meow", "roar" or "chirp".
I could not have completed my piece without the incredible work of the following children: Paolo & Diego Michel Robledo, Sabina Pérez Iglesias, Juan Pablo & Santiago Liceaga Morales, Leonardo y Giovanni Camarena Maldonado, André Michel Pérez, Diego Reyes García, Emiliano Villanueva Alonso, Sebastián Garrido Ramírez, Luis Eduardo Rodríguez Llamas, Andy & Tony Rendón Russell, Natalie & Michelle Velarde Montes, Pedro & Román Uribe Quesada, Sabina López Juárez, Sofía Ollervides Hissong and Mateo Del Rosal Yañez.
The cape was embroidered by Anuar Layon at Fashion Marketing Solutions.