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¡Cesen Deportacion!

October 22, 2011

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In July Melanie Cervantes and I teamed up with Rupert Garcia to produce a print to use as a fundraiser for the Ethnic Studies College at San Francisco State University. We were really happy to have Garcia pick the 1973 ¡Cesen Deportacion! print to reproduce for this project. Thirty-eight years later and the statement is extremely relevant, in the past year President Obama administration has a record 1 million deportations.
I wanted to share a little bit of the process…the print is 32″x25″ and the edition is of 99 prints with some artist and studio proofs.


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The first color was pretty simple, yellow fill for the text.
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Second I printed the red, which was super hard because the print size was 25″ X 21″ and had to make sure there were no little pinholes.
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The barbwire was the last color printed, this time around Garcia wanted to change it up and during the proofing process he asked to see some variations and picked a slightly metallic midnight blue. It’s pretty subtle but when the light hits it shines pretty cool.

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