A portion of a mural completed by gallery artist Pascual Di Bianca in 1960 in Argentina. ⠀
Di Bianco was a member of Argentina's Spartacus Movement. Reminiscent of Mexico's first muralist movement, the Argentinian artists believed that art was a right for all – not a privilege reserved for the bourgeoisie class. Their chosen medium, similar to the Mexicans, was the mural, which served instrumentally as a public channel to broadly communicate the infidelities of the government. For the group, it was paramount to create an authentic Argentinian art movement that would transcend artistic expression, define and empower the Argentinean people, and speak to artistic circles, intellectuals, labor groups, and the public alike. The group sparked modernism in Argentina by creating a truly national style that authentically reflected the grueling struggle and exploitation of Argentina’s working class. ⠀
When @ligaturecollective announced the #WOMENOFLETTERS contest, @phoooebers and I wanted to do something that really made a statement. We've talked a lot on our podcast and elsewhere about how the lettering and design industries tend to overlook women and how difficult it can be as female entrepreneurs. We decided that we couldn't pick just one woman as our inspiration. We're inspired by and thankful for all the women who paved the way for us to be able to pursue our dreams. Many women haven't had as many opportunities to follow their passions like we have, so we painted this mural and dedicate it to "every she before me". #girlpower 💃💃
Flew back to the Bay Area for a family reunion last weekend. It was a whirlwind trip, but I was lucky enough to be able to visit one of my favorite neighborhoods, the Mission District.
I spent a couple of hours one afternoon roaming the streets. It was interesting (and a bit disorienting) being a tourist in my old stomping grounds.
First image: love mural by Pablo Medina and Nolan Jones
Second image: Precita Eyes Mural
Third Image: Luchador Masks hanging in a shop window
Fourth image: My favorite taqueria, El Farolito.
Fifth Image: brief time lapse video I shot while crossing the Golden Gate.