Systematic hand-drafted poster. I began by collecting visual data and turning them into black and white patterns in Excel, which became the basis for the modular abstract shapes of the poster. I used a laser cutter to create stencils out of plexiglass, then executed the poster entirely by hand with micron and sharpie.
26" x 40"
Compton’s Cafeteria Riots
These posters are based on the Compton’s Cafeteria Riots of 1966, a pre-Stonewall riot that contributed to the formation of the gay liberation movement.
The first poster was a direct interpretation of the events, using historical imagery of the people and places involved. In the second poster, I explored the shifting meanings of the language queer and trans people use to describe their identities. Juxtaposed with the language are images of queer and trans activists—some contemporary, some from the 1960s—including Felicia Elizondo, a trans woman who was present at the riots.
A conceptual photographic poster based on the eleventh card of the tarot deck.