Albuquerque loves Frida Kahlo

Albuquerque loves Frida Kahlo

The continuing love and appreciation for Frida Kahlo is alive and well in Albuquerque as evidenced by the 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 continues to plan the growing annual event with several co-sponsors.  Hacienda del Rio and Guerrilla Graphix. The event takes place in the Old Town Patio Market, home to Guerrilla Graphix Old Town and W!ld Moon Boutique.

The 2017 Frida Fiesta featured a Frida look-alike contest with prizes, catered dinner to all who came by, 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 Old Town.

Moon is a gracious host and businesswoman, circling the patio market and thanking all the attendees personally.

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!

Mariachi Spectacular 2017

Mariachi Spectacular 2017

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., 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".  

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Wanted: Graphic Designer ABQ

Wanted: Graphic Designer ABQ

Guerrilla Graphix is seeking a Graphic Designer with topnotch customer service skills. The position is at our Albuquerque studio in East Nob Hill and we’d prefer someone who is ready to start immediately or very soon. We are seeking an outgoing, even-tempered, think-on-your-feet, energetic, happy individual with good math, grammar, spelling and computer skills as well as an ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.  We need someone who can work four or five days per week, eight hours per day. No weekends.  It’s a big plus if you have experience/knowledge of screen printing file preparation. You'll be working in a fun, progressive, drama-free and extremely busy work environment with many perqs. Applicants must have topnotch PhotoShop and Illustrator skills.  Knowledge of QuickBooks is helpful, but not mandatory.  We need someone with a working cell phone, personal laptop with editing software, and reliable transportation.

Guerrilla Graphix is an equal-opportunity employer with a generous employee profit sharing program.  Starting pay during training is $12 per hour and moves to $13, plus profit share after completion of training (two or three weeks).  Our designers receive a monthly profit share which is calculated by computing 5% of their monthly billings for graphic design, print and screen print jobs.  Depending on the time of year and volume of business, our designers average between $300 and $700 per month in profit sharing compensation.  Our Albuquerque designers also receive free lunch from Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s every day, as well as free snacks and beverages.

Our graphic designers typically spend about 40-50% of their time on design projects, including logos, screen printing graphics, advertising pieces, business cards and brochures.  Other duties include project intake, credit card processing, invoice preparation, pre-press file construction for full-color printing and custom screen printing, daily cash reconciliation, design project management and customer communications via phone, e-mail and text.

Send us via email (sales@guerrillagraphix.com) a resume, along with a link to your portfolio (or a PDF attachment) and tell us a little about yourself. 

Please note that we are also seeking a Graphic Designer for our Taos location.