18 Piñata Designs

December 15, 2010

Today marks the beginning of Las Posadas, a nine-day Latin American celebration in which each night ends with the breaking of piñatas. Since I’m itching for my trip to Mexico next week to participate in the final days of Las Posadas, I searched for creative uses of piñatas in graphic design. Piñatas are known for their vibrant colors, and while they can be purchased in stores, piñatas are easy to make with some balloons, paper and starch. If you don’t want to make a mess, it’s easy enough to make a piñata on your computer. Here is a sampling of design inspiration I came across – some works more traditional than others. Think about how you can incorporate piñatas into your graphic design projects. Is it too early to plan for Cinco de Mayo?

Source: RedBubble

Source: Jamie Grasso: Graphic Designer

Source: Teresa Laing – Graphic Design

Source: Britt Cobb – Graphic Designer

Source: Zazzle

Source: kipizki on Flickr

Source: Dana Córdova Design /Blog

Source: BustedTees

Source: Gary Baseman

Source: DPSullivan Design

Source: alive not dead

Source: Brian Walline on the Behance Network

Source: spins & needles DIY blog

Source: Vincent Perea

Source: Strange Boy Cards

Source: Jillian Tamaki Illustration

Source: Emily Sandoval on the Behance Network

Source: Red Cap Cards

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Jennifer Moline writes for the PsPrint Blog as well as maintains its Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Pinterest presences. She also guest-blogs for such notable graphic design blogs as Fuel Your Creativity and Inspiredology. She’s previously written about technology and small business for news websites, magazines and newspapers. In her off-hours, Jennifer can be found roughing it in the mountains or tucked away in a movie theater.

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January 07, 2016 03:21 am #


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Jennifer January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

What are some cool pinatas you've seen, gg?

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