The CODE-X series catalogs a vast codex of source codes (aka “signs”) extracted from past audits.
Note that signs on their own, while sometimes interesting, only become truly revelatory and useful once they’re sorted into thematic complexes, and the complexes into codes, and the codes into a meaning map. We call this process “thick description”; the Code-X series is thin description.
“OWNING THE EXCESSIVE” NORM: A stylish, self-conscious take on garishness.
“OWNING THE EXCESSIVE” FORMS: Mexican brands, designers, illustrators and artists have learnt how to indulge their love of color and organic forms. An onslaught on the senses — but with an affectionate-ironic wink.
From a 2020 study of “Mexican-ness” codes — as perceived in US culture.