“Andrea Mistretta rightfully lays claim to the longest running and most successful Mardi Gras poster series in the storied history of the event. She has captured the elusive spirit of the celebration in a way that sets her work apart.”
—Arthur Hardy, author of Arthur Hardy’s Mardi Gras Guide
A celebration of the Mardi Gras experience, this collection of vibrant posters contains dozens of iconic Carnival memories from renowned artist Andrea Mistretta. Glimmering like colored jewels against the book’s velvety black background, the posters all contain a variety of New Orleans symbols embedded in the fantastical images. Bright beads, second-line parade-goers, celestial imagery, and nods to the tradition of the Marid Gras Indians are among the nuanced figures within the thematic designs.
Rendered in an unforgettable and flamboyant style, Mistretta’s poster series stands as a Mardi Gras tradition that has delighted locals and tourists alike since 1985. Created for lovers of New Orleans, art collectors, and Mardi Gras aficionados, this beautiful volume gathers all of the posters in the series—including those rare and out of print editions—for the first time to stunning effect.