I did a live printing demonstration today with fellow designer, Querido Galdo, at the Oakland Museum of California, as part of the All of Us Or None social justice poster exhibit. I was recently interviewed for this powerful exhibit in Oakland Local, and you can see what I said about the show here.
I had a blast doing live printing and talking to folks about the creative process, the process of making posters, and even about the message in the poster itself. I was especially inspired to see so many girls and young woman inquire about what we were doing. I learned how powerful it was to demistify the process of art making in a museum setting. Much props to the organizers of the exhibit who really pushed the boundaries of the Oakland Museum and were able to get us to do live art in the gallery itself. That's unheard of in many museum spaces. It's pwerful when people learn about how things are made.
And finally, it was extremely rewarding to give away the posters to the public! Here are some photos from today's event.
Me and Querido printing. You can see his work here.
Our two designs drying on the racks!
Meeting up two awesome women.
My final posters, booyah! You can download a more colorful version of this on the Occuprint website, click here.
Special thanks to my great friend, Jesus Barraza, who taught me how to do this.