México City is celebrating the life and work of Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, who has lived in the capital for 50 years, by putting up 40,000 posters in honor of the legendary Colombian writer.

The posters, which contain García Márquez's words and statements from others about his work, were rolled out for the 12th Zocalo International Book Fair under the sponsorhip of Federal District agencies and the National Culture and Arts Council, or Conaculta.

The posters reproduce excerpts from the Colombian writer's works, observations about him from people who know him and information about his extraordinary life.

Spanish-born Mexican artist Vicente Rojo designed the posters, which have 10 photographs of "Gabo" on one side, some from when he was young and others showing him now at the age of 85.

García Márquez, the 1982 Nobel literature laureate and a master of magical realism, is best known for "One Hundred Years of Solitude." 

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