Mexicans Love Morrissey (Doggystyle)

Mexicans Love Morrissey in homage to Joe Cool’s original Doggystyle album art.

Making this piece in Illustrator was a big challenge. I’m still in the process of learning Illustrator and unlearning some of my old habits from Photoshop. I’m determined to keep pushing forward without looking back. Still, as much as I love a challenge working in Illustrator is like learning to draw with my left hand. With every piece I grow a little closer to where I want to be.

Regardless of technical challenges I’m SUPER EXCITED that Mexicans Love Morrissey is less than 24 hours away. I hope to see you there!

Peace,

Rio

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You’re Gonna Cry flyers, tickets, and more!

No, these aren’t real bands/concerts but they are elements of the set I designed for Paul Flores’ play You’re Gonna Cry opening this Friday! Buy tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/148104

The names are all bands I’ve wanted start at one point or another. I haven’t actually made music since my garage band days in high school but I’m always fantasizing about band concepts and names. So far Los Jizzers de Tepeyac has gotten the most responses on facebook.

To accentuate the set I decided to add some street art stickers into the mix. I got a sheet of postal labels and a few sharpies and decided to put down some placasos for my friends. Clockwise from the left are Elena White, Rosi Reyes, Elida Bautista, Katynka Martinez, Robynn Takayama, and Darren de Leon.

I also made a sheet of sticker featuring a pretty heavy anglophile influence. Clockwise from the lefthand corner: Death (from the DC/Vertigo comics), St. Trinian’s (the movie I was watching at the time I made them), the UFW Eagle (y’know with a boner), Morrissey, Bis (from Scotland), and last but not least Doctor Who (my current media obsession).

Hope to see you there!

Rio

Pop Crucifixes Vol. 4

This weekend’s sale went well. I sold a good handful of Pop Crucifixes including the ones below. I’m extra exited that Ester Hernandez bought a Eazy-E print from me as well. I’m hoping to sell again at Galeria de la Raza’s next artist market event in two months. More details coming soon.

Morrissey
Morrissey
Superman
Superman
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Hello Kitty #3
Hello Kitty #3
Hello Kitty #4
Hello Kitty #4
Power Rangers
Power Rangers