Thank you so much for the Mardi Gras posters that are included in The New Orleans Advocate on parade days!

How many years have I heard people say, as I have also lamented, that when the floats come by, we are so “distracted” by wanting to catch the throws that we miss the creativeness and theme of the float itself!

The graphics on the poster of the floats have shown how each float fits into the overall theme of the parade; this detail is often missed when the floats are moving down the streets.

The descriptions on the back of the poster which correlate the subtle, or blatant, intent of the float with the art itself have been absolutely wonderful, especially for those parades with a satirical focus.

Elaine Hinojosa

retired nurse educator