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  1. You Have Rights 

This piece was commissioned by the Immigrant Defense Project, based in New York City, and was placed inside migrant detention centers. The piece was designed to encourage migrants to speak to their lawyers about their rights. 
You can find this and more art on my online art store. 9 months ago
  2. Pio Pio
This print is about a little chick, or pollito, as its called in Spanish. I really enjoyed doing this print because it allowed me to experiment with my loose lines and textures, and to reuse previous images of faces and doodles. In my usual approach, I use strong and clearly defined lines. 
In this piece, I wanted to move out of my confort zone. The screenprint was hand-printed by Master Printer, Jesus Barraza (shown in photo on left) in a limited edition of 45 on Yellow French paper. You can find it on my online art store. 9 months ago
  3. Throughout 2012 and 2013, I developed various pieces depicting the monarch butterfly, which has been adopted by various migrant rights organizations, artists, and lovers of justice. For me, the butterfly symbolizes the right that living beings have to freely move.
I created 100’s of butterflies on posters, costumes, prints, and drawings. I decided to change things up a bit and combine two mediums to create individually colored butterflies. In this piece, I start with printing the butterfly from a linoleum block using oil based inks, and then add watercolor and color pencil lines in a loose fashion in order to create a dye effect. 
You will notice that the butterflies each include a human profile, to uplift the resiliency, courage, and determination of migrants who come in search of their dreams. Each butterfly is hard printed and hand colored, and there is only one like it.
You can find them on my online art store. 9 months ago
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  5. From my online art store: This is Planet Earth
The imagery for this print was inspired by my time in Vancouver in 2009 and explores the themes of collaboration, growth, and community. The person at the lower part of the drawing is holding a life force in her hand and she is making sure it circulates to others in the group.

When it came time to name the piece, I wanted to allude to the land, and to the planet itself. So in keeping with my practice of naming my pieces after my favorite 80’s songs, the title became “This Is Planet Earth.” 

You can see this and more art here 1 year ago
  6. Solitary Confinement is Torture.
Here is the latest about the health of one of the undocumented youth who was part of the action of the border: Maria Peniche is on suicide watch in solitary confinement. What happened to her is exactly what experts say happens to people in solitary. 
You can help get the word out. Bring the Dreamers home. No more solitary confinement, for anyone.‪
Please follow the Facebook page of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance for an upcoming live recording of Maria.If you are an artist, considering making an art piece in solidarity with the Dream 9 1 year ago
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  8. A collection of over 500 political graphics, Reproduce & Revolt/Reproduce Y Rebélate contains original art granted by the creators to the public domain, to be freely used on political posters, flyers, and campaigns.
A bilingual (English & Spanish) book, it also includes a history of the reproducible political graphic and a design how-to for anyone interested in using the images in this book to help change the world.
A powerful collection of graphic work by some of the world’s most active and interesting political propagandists, street artists and socially conscious graphic designers. Over 100 artists from over 25 countries are included!
PICK UP YOUR COPY TODAY FOR HALF OFF THE COVER PRICE: $10 !! 1 year ago
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  10. Racism and white supremacy are prevailing forces in our society and continue to cause inequality, suffering, and institutionalized violence in communities of color. I developed this poster for the International Day for the Elimination of Racism, March 21st. The characters in the piece are singing and working collectively to combat racism. 1 year ago
  11. This piece celebrates a groundbreaking Black and Latino Summit that took place in Los Angeles in 2008. The images depict the parallels between the social injustices faced by both Brown and Black people in the United States. Both communities face high teenage pregnancy rates, high drop-out rates, high unemployment rates, and unjust incarceration.  
Check out my online store for more art 1 year ago
  12. If you’re in Oakland TODAY, please come and check out this art talk and performance at SoleSpace starting at 6 p.m. Check out the FB event here.  1 year ago
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@juliosalgado83 is making me famous in this billboard in the mission. Go check it out! #undocuqueer #undocumented

Me with other much more fabulous people. 

If you find yourself in San Francisco this month, go check out this billboard I designed. It was a collab with some fabulous undocuqueers and Galeria de la Raza. The billboard is in the corner of Bryant and 24th in the Mission District. It’s only up for the month of June, so go now!
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  15. Today, the National Education Association is launching their campaign “Dreamers Welcome.” They’re asking community to share my newest Butter Fly design. 
The inspiration for this design was to stand in solidarity with dreamers and for them to know that there is a community of people who care and stand with them. Their story is a beautiful and positive story, of resiliency of the human spirit.And starting today, NEA is hosting a national call-in day (1-866-632-6057) to encourage educators and others to call their senators and encourage them to support DREAMers, their families and the comprehensive bill. Please share this image with all of your friends and family !! 1 year ago