We hope you join us this Friday for a lovely evening in Historic Old Town Albuquerque! Our shop will be open until 9pm. Come see our beautiful courtyard and lot of new t-shirt designs.
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Thank you! Muchas Gracias! On behalf of the entire Guerrilla Graphix team in Albuquerque and Taos, I’d like to thank YOU…our fans and loyal customers—old and new—for your support and patronage.
"Opening Guerrilla Graphix Taos was one of the best decisions we've made" says owner Travis Parkin.
Hey y'all! Have you seen our sweet new hats? We partnered up with another local embroidery business to have our popular distressed zia design emblazoned on the front of two styles of ball caps!
Guerrilla Graphix is a privately owned, employee-profit-sharing business based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We design and sell products that address, reflect and reference a wide range of topics including politics, history, art and culture. Among our products are designs that use the Zia sun symbol and other Native American imagery.
The Zia sun symbol and name are synonymous with New Mexico. The symbol appears on the state flag, on NM license plates and many businesses and clubs use the word "Zia" in their names. It is also a sacred symbol for the people of Zia Pueblo.
A customer recently brought to our attention a 2015 report prepared by the NM Department of Cultural Affairs regarding who has a right to use the Zia sun symbol (click here). The report states that anyone can use the symbol and there is no legal requirement to give notice or make payment to Zia Pueblo. The report points out, however, that the absence of a legal requirement does not preclude the showing of respect. After contemplation of this report, Guerrilla Graphix owner Travis Parkin has decided to start making voluntary donations to the Zia Pueblo Scholarship Fund with profits arising from sales of products with the Zia sun symbol.
So far this year Guerrilla Graphix has also paid more than $1000 in charitable donations to the Oo-oo-nah children’s art program at Taos Pueblo (based on a percentage of the sale of our Disobey T-shirts) and to the Standing Rock Legal Defense Fund (based on the sale of Standing Rock shirts designed by staff artist April Yazza).
Everlasting love, respect and appreciation for Frida Kahlo is thriving in Albuquerque as evidenced by interest in UNM Art Museum's Frida Kahlo- Her Photos: Exhibition Opening & Welcome Back Party (8/25/2017). We shared the event page on Facebook and it spread quickly reaching more than a thousand people in a day or two.
The Art Museum's Exhibition comes on the heels of last month's 7th Annual Frida Fiesta. The fiesta is produced and sponsored by Sally Moon, owner of W!ld Moon Boutique. “I’d be in trouble if I didn’t do it,” says Moon. "It’s grown into quite the local attraction over the past several years." Moon presents the growing annual event with several co-sponsors (including Guerrilla Graphix). Frida Fiesta takes place in the Old Town Patio Market, home to both W!ld Moon Boutique and Guerrilla Graphix.
This year's Frida Fiesta featured a Frida look-alike contest with prizes, food catered by Hacienda del Rio, a live marimba performance and Frida birthday cake. "Frida was born and died in July so the fiesta is held annually in July" Moon explains. The idea for the fiesta came about when a gallery curator visiting the W!ld Moon Boutique bought several huipiles – traditional clothing commonly worn by Frida and many other women in Mexico and Central America – for a Frida-themed party. Moon loved the idea, especially with Kahlo being an icon in her shop since it first opened. So she decided to honor Frida with her own fiesta in the historic Old Town Patio Market. Moon brings a personal touch to the celebration that makes it feel like a gathering of long time friends.
Channel your inner Frida! Guerrilla Graphix has a variety of Frida Kahlo gifts and accessories! From t-shirts to stickers, mugs, and coin purses, we have something for every Frida aficionado. Feel 'Frida' come in anytime and pick out your favorites!*
*This shtick was not written by Floyd or the more likely suspect, Travis (GG's owner). That's Emma Eckert.
Guerrilla Graphix worked closely with Mariachi Media for the 27th Annual Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque (MSA)! MSA is the country's top mariachi education conference and festival, and promotes culture, arts & arts education. Guerrilla Graphix designer Justin Moulton created this original work and our production team printed it on black Bella/Canvas shirts.
"The shirt was a hit! So much so that we sold out in key sizes on the 2nd day! We reached out to Guerrilla Graphix around noon that day (a Thursday) to inquire about the possibility of printing more shirts on a rush basis. Amazingly, they made it happen! We had additional shirts the very next evening for the Showcase Concert & Competition and for Saturday evening's Spectacular Concert at the Sandia Casino Amphitheater. And yes, those shirts sold out too."
Floyd E. Vasquez Jr., VisionBroadcast Media LLC (aka Mariachi Media).
Mariachi Media also engaged local artist Andrew Fearnside to create another original work for Mariachi Spectacular. Andrew immersed himself in mariachi history, art and culture to develop an appreciation of the art form and its historical imagery. After many studies, sketches and ideas, Andrew conceptualized and created this work using a mix of hand-drawn pen and marker imagery with color added digitally.
To read more about the creative journey of this piece click here.
Guerrilla Graphix screen printed the t-shirts on silver Canvas/Bella stock. With the client's approval we also added a weathered look to the background and printed a batch of 18 x 24 inch posters. If you'd like one of these posters hanging on your wall or are looking for a gift for the mariachi in your life, click here.
If you are looking to get some of your own work reproduced on a poster, t-shirt, sticker, apron, mug, etc., click for more information on graphic design, screen printing and business printing services and/or give us a call at 505-503-8805. We also print on paper, plastic, translucent or opaque vinyl.
"Printing posters and other merchandise is a good way to promote local artists and events", says Guerrilla Graphix graphic design manager Justin Moulton. "One of the goals of Guerrilla Graphix is to build upon a local network of small businesses. We all benefit from affordable design and print products and cross-promotion on social media. It’s a win-win-win situation".