Each box set includes 13 assorted cards and two wood block card stands.
Card dimensions: 4.25" x 6" (back of each card is blank)
The Artivist Series was created to educate the public about the men and women who dedicated their life's work to combatting social injustices. Their contributions expand past their artwork, by directly engaging with communities. We are witnessing history repeat itself. Artivists flourish and follow in the steps of heroes from our past. There are their stories and struggle
About the Artist: For 20 years, Rini Templeton made drawings of activists in the United States, Mexico and Central America while she joined them in their meetings, demonstrations, picket lines and other actions for social justice. She called her bold black-and-white images "xerox art: because activists and organizers could copy them easily for use in their banners, signs, leaflets, newsletters, even T-shirts, whenever needed.
Her drawings also included workers, women and children, celebrations, scenes of town and country, and many images from daily life. In all her work, you can feel a unity with people across national and racial lines. She almost never signed a drawing, out of typical modesty. As a result, her style is widely recognized but her name is not.
Two years after she died in Mexico, 1986, Rini's work was published in a bilingual book in the U.S. (Real Comet Press, Seattle) and Mexico (Centro de Documentación Gráfica Rini Templeton). Entitled The Art of Rini Templeton: Where There is Life and Stuggle/El Arte de Rini Templeton: Done hay vida y lucha, the U.S. editorial coordinator was Elizabeth (Betita) Martinez. The Mexican team included 5 editors from the Punto Crítico magazine collective together with a production coordinator.