El Rio’s Valentine’s Day Cards 2015

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Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my friends and lovers! El Rio’s Valentine’s Day Cards are back in the mix to get their kicks! This is the 9th year of my cards and it’s turned into my longest running project yet. Enjoy! As always, please post these cards on the pages of your online friends, craigslist booty calls, instagram crushes, sanchas, OK Cupid regrets, and people you sext on snapchat. To see a complete collection of El Rio’s Valentine’s Day Cardsvisit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elrio/sets/72157594533338379/

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Gloria

King

Mousie

Moz

NWA

Selena

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Peace,

Rio

Visions at Twilight

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I also wanted to share a few photos from my annual Dia de los Muertos photoshoot with Mayra HellaBreezy Ramirez. We had an interesting time working with the theme of eviction and Mayra bravely went knee deep into the freezing ocean for me. A big thanks to Miguel Bounce Perez for creating the sign that we used. You can see the full album HERE.

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Peace,

Rio

Selena Ouija — Tejana Oracle

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Continuing with my ongoing Board Game series is the Selena Ouija. The first edition of Selena Ouija is available exclusively through MACLA’s Community Supported Arts program. Each board/print comes with a Selena-themed planchette that allows you to divine messages from the beyond. Of all the board games I’ve designed so far this was the most fun and interesting to do research on. The real and fabricated story of the Ouija’s inventor William Fuld is fascinating. Get one tonight at MACLA’s CSA party! More info: http://maclaarte.org/artist-resources/csa-program/

planchettesheetPeace,

Rio

Batman and Anzaldua: Dawn of Justice

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Batman and Anzaldua is an homage to two of my heroes, the Dark Knight and Gloria Anzaldua. It’s a follow up of sorts to an old comic strip I did called Batman and Gomez-Peña. This piece is dedicated to artists Anel Flores and Maricela Olguin, both of them involved with The Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa.

Maybe one day we’ll see these two titans team up.

 

Peace,

Rio