Update: September 19
Mexico was hit again, now by a 7.1 earthquake in the city center, hours after the safety drills (The deadliest earthquake was this same date in 1985). More than 40 buildings collapsed. Deathtoll raises to 200 and right now (Wed 20, 10am, Melbourne time) people are still trapped and without electricity.
Last week Mexico was hit by an 8.2 magnitude earthquake —the strongest since 1932. Towns and communities in poor regions of Oaxaca, Tabasco and Chiapas were severely damaged and the death toll has raised to over 90 in the past days. There is a lot of re-building needed. You can read more here via The Guardian
The amazing Colectivo Mercadorama has donated silkscreen gig-posters by some of Mexico´s finest artists: Kraken, Smithe and Mike Sandoval. I am joining efforts with a few of my prints to be sold in Australia.
The money from the sales will be donated to relief affected communities from the “Istmo” region trough Francisco Toledo (legendary print-maker from Oaxaca, known for his constant work in community, environmental and political issues. Update: beside Oaxaca donations will be directed to other support channels, like Dona Kichink and communities in Jojutla trough friends and family.
If you want to purchase any of these prints, please contact me at 0412-794649 or email@example.com; shipping available within Australia (not included)
If you don´t want prints you can also help with a direct donation, what buys here a coffee and lunch makes a huge difference in those communities where the minimum wage per day is less than $6 aud… So, you get the idea.
Thanks to all friends and family that have joined so far, We have reached $820aud
Bank details: Gustavo Morales, Account: 440224358, 193-879
All posters are hand-printed silkscreens from limited editions. 200g couche matte paper. Last but not least thanks to Ahmed Bautista for making this possible.
SOLD Digital print in Platina Canson paper. Inspired by “La lotería” track by Austin TV