For all of you that are tired of getting and giving crappy and uninspired gifts… Here is a small list of inspired artist that can make your holiday a little more chingon by adding a little Resistencia to that rompope.
If you are looking for a good book look into
Broken Sword Publications LLC.
Sandra Cisneros (Has a new book out)
For badass Lowrider Photographs
Check out his book too Lowriting
If you are looking for Art/ Paintings or Prints
Melanie Cervantes and Jesus Barraza
For Music Check out
A Tribe Called Red
Sol Life Music
La Santa Cecilia
For Hats/ Caps
If you are looking for a shop try
Tu Tienda Azteca
3104 Fruitvale Ave.
1006 24th St.
3509 East 1st St.,
If you are looking to give someone a donation this holiday season here are a couple places for that do great things to help educate and empower the community.
Sol Collective (Sacramento)
94.1 KPFA Pacifica Radio (Berkeley)
Latino Center of art and Culture (Sacramento)
Galeria de La Raza (San Francisco)
ALAS: Ayudando Latinos A Soñar (Half Moon Bay)
And finally for T-shirts Hit us up
These are all puros Chingones y Chingonas, Artist/ Designers and craftspeople, most of which we have met while on our journey as an independent brand or have had a good experience with their artwork (with a few exceptions). Most of them are from California (specifically Sacramento and the Bay), but most importantly they are doing social conscious work that helps inspire, empower and educate our comunidad. I hope this list helps you find a special gift for that perfect someone… (or yourself, we won’t judge). ¡Felices Fiestas! And Support Local Independent Creatives.
P.S. Feel free to add any Creatives/Artist/Designers and craftspeople in the comment box that you know. I am sure there are a lot of others out there doing great things.