¡Viva Mexico!
Illustration of The Angel of Independence which is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Mexico.


Built in 1910 by architect Antonio Rivas Mercado, "El Angel" was a monument to commemorate the centennial of Mexico's War of Independence. Some years after, it was made a mausoleum for the most important Independence War heroes .

Which place, city and country is featured in your design? (place/city/country)

Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City, Mexico

Describe why you have chosen this place as a visual? What story does your design tell?

In Mexico City The Angel of Independence has become a point for both celebration or protest, a place where people can go and celebrate that Mexico won a soccer game, for example. It's a bronze sculpture symbolizing law, war, justice and peace. In one hand, she holds a laurel crown symbolizing victory and in the other a broken chain, symbolizing freedom. The little marble sculptures at the button are of some of the heroes of the War of Independence. I believe it's a tribute to Mexico's history.

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Hi! My name is Mónica Noguez and I am 21 years old. I live in Mexico City. Right now I'm studying Engineering in Innovation and Design at the Panamerican University. As the name of my career says, I'm not a 100% designer but I've come to love graphic design and that's why I decided to try this. I created this design for Victorinox because I think Mexico is one of the richest countries in culture and I wanted to show the modern side of it.

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Viva ¡México!

Have you read the" Guidelines, regulations & comments" section in the brief and is this your original work?

Yes. Is my original work.