Mexico's design talent is not news to anyone. Mexico City was named a World Design Capital in 2018, one of only six cities to receive the title. And it's no wonder.
When our exploration of design around the world led us to Mexico with the studio Anagrama, we discovered a wellspring of incredible design studios – especially branding studios. Most of them are located in Mexico City but do work with companies worldwide.
These are just a few of the Mexico-based studios we admire and follow. From Futura's colorful illustrations to Panamá Studio's monochromatic lines and shapes, each has a distinct voice and has made a name for itself far beyond Mexico.
Based in Mexico City, Futura has shaped brands from Austin, Texas to Iceland. Their work ranges from beautiful packaging to polished interior designs to playful illustrations.
Everything Monumento does is just spot on. Each piece of branding they create is like artwork that could stand on its own.
Lines, shapes and shadows play a big role in the work from Panamá Studio, a multi-disciplinary notably NOT based in Panamá. Much like its contradictory name, the studio's designs hold an air of mystery.
If you don’t know Anagrama, I don’t know where you’ve been. We interviewed the Anagrama team for our Design Around the World series, but I have been following their work for much longer.
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