Guadalajara: Gráfica de Comala, 2019. Illustrated with original engravings by Nacho Gómez Arriola. Limited edition. Stiff card. 4to. Text is 18pp letterpress, plus covers, illustrated with Nacho's linocuts in colors, and bound into a blue paper portfolio with a printed label on the upper board, printed titles on spine and rear board, blue ribbon marker. Within the portfolio is a card enclosure containing 10 finely printed loose plates each illustrating part of the story of the change of blue agave into tequila. Each plate has a linocut engraving printed in colors, and is signed by the artist at the bottom.
One of 60 copies printed on paper handmade from the blue agave fibers. IN the artist's binding. A fine copy.
In 2006, UNESCO designated the agave landscape and ancient industrial facilities of Tequila in the state of Jalisco as a World Heritage Site. Here, Nacho shows the process of making tequila from the blue agave in ten scenes, imaginatively suggesting that the agave flies (El Vuelo) from the earth to the distillery. Vidargas' text explains how this part of Mexico became a World Heritage Site.
. Fine. Item #21116