José Guadalupe Posada is one of Mexico’s most celebrated printmaking artists, being remembered to date as the creator of "La Catrina", originally called "La Calavera Garbancera" 💀
As Mexico modernized in the late 19th century, Posada created perhaps more than 20,000 expressive images reflecting the transitioning culture of that time. His famous skulls or "calaveras" were a journalistic form of graphic art that was already in fashion in the 1880s. He died #OTD in 1913.
Photo credits: Museo del Estanquillo Colecciones Carlos Monsiváis - Secretaría de Cultura.