mardi gras

February 13th celebrates Fat Tuesday this year, the culmination of Mardi Gras, or the Carnival in New Orleans. Even if you can’t be there in person this year, artist Andrea Mistretta has collected her amazing annual colorful posters in a book called “Mardi Gras Parade of Posters”  from Pelican Publishing Company. (

The more than two dozen vibrant illustrations featured in this volume represent a combination of imagination and fantasy, presented in an eye-catching explosion of color.  The book also contains a chapter in which the artist illustrates the painstaking and loving process she uses to create her annual works of art that celebrate  Mardi Gras and its philosophy of “letting the good times roll.”

“Mardi Gras Parade of Posters” by Andrea Mistretta – Gotta Love It!