Marcela Restrepo Uribe
August 2010
Mission Dolores

I recently had some short holidays in San Francisco. It was my first time there and stayed for a couple of days with friends in Mission. It's such a beautiful city, it's similar to Sydney in some ways. The houses and buildings are so beautiful and I loved the buses that can carry bikes, those were new for me!
The thing is that my friends are leaving San Francisco for good so I thought I could draw their 'latino' neighbourhood for them to remember it wherever they move to. oh, of course that's their Smart car.
A journal

I never thought I would do something for Mercedes Benz, I didn't think they would go for my style of work though it seems they have a wider target these days. Art director James Liddell and his team from Clemenger Proximity came up with this idea of a sketchbook (Moleskine) for Mercedes Benz clients to write their ideas so they asked me to do some sketches and drawings for each spread, with their direction, to highlight some car models, they added the photographs. Appartently it has a hard cover, lots of blank pages at the back and I'm pretty sure it was going to be printed over notebook type of pages with lines.
Unfortunately I haven't got to see one yet in real life, in their words "These are like hens teeth" but I still hope they can dig one up for me. I really would like to see how it all looks together, specially how the texture photos matches the drawings.
Anyway, these are some of the pages.
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