Mardi Gras Parade of Posters by Andrea Mistretta

Mardi Gras Parade of Posters
Andrea Mistretta
Pelican Publishing (2010)
ISBN 9781589807785
Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (02/10)


I’ve never experienced such a wonderful collection of colorful, unique, and memorable posters as I have in Andrea Mistretta’s “Mardi Gras Parade of Posters.”   Each poster glistens with precise shades of brilliant, dazzling, and luminous colors that come through the medium used.  From airbrush and acrylic, and from pastels to collage, Mistretta brings to life the feelings, events, and emotions of Mardi Gras.

Mistretta’s work is flashy and loud, making each poster unforgettable.  She has gathered all the posters in a series as well as included many that are no longer in print and allowed us to savor each one.

This book, “Mardi Gras Parade of Posters,” is a work of art in itself.  Any Mardi Gras enthusiast will cherish the collection and create a special place on the coffee table for enjoyment by all.  Needless to say, I’m impressed with Mistretta’s work!

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