Art is an integral part of social movements. The imagery we associate with a cause, be it for peace, war, civil rights or revolution becomes a part of what helps drive the movement. Visual images can even become the identity of the movement. Today’s graphic artists commonly utilize digital technology to create such images but many still rely on centuries old printing techniques. 

 

 

This films tells the story of Mexican artist and printmaker Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913) who while working for Mexican publisher Antonio Vanegas Arroyo (1852-1917) created a vast portfolio of work. Posada's illustrations made through their twenty-three year collaboration inspired and significanatly influenced the graphic images of social movements from battling fascism, to protesting wars and crusading for civil rights.  Their story has never been told.

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