Art Deco is an influential visual arts design style that first appeared in France after WWI and began flourishing internationally in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s before its popularity waned after WWII. Deco emerged from the interwar period when rapid industrialization was transforming culture. It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials, characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes and ornamentation. This distinguishes Deco from the organic motifs favored by its predecessor Art Nouveau. It represented luxury, glamour, exuberance and faith in social and technological progress.
Adorno exemplifies the traditional female garment Huipil or blouse because of its range of Mayan, Spanish, Moorish, and modern Guatemalan influences. These geometric patterns disclose information about wearer’s birthplace, social condition, preferences; portraying cultural symbols and motifs that have variety of cultural contexts. Relatable aspects can be drawn to art deco style, particularly geometry, ornamentation, and nationalism of art styles. The patterns important representation of the wearer’s physical and cultural aspects would make this display typeface good for identity systems of cultural productions.