Undocumented Artist Julio Salgado Spoofs Controversial American Apparel Ad
Julio Salgado, former editorial cartoonist for Cal State Long Beach's Daily 49er and current co-founder of Dreamers Adrift says he found the image unrealistic to say the least. "My initial reaction was "Really?!" in a Tina Fey and Seth Meyers voice," he says, noting how "Raul" was being used as a prop and how overall unrealistic the portrayal was. "When I worked construction work with day laborers that looked just like that man, women who looked like that hipster girl would usually keep on walking."
Salgado, who our Mexican-in-Chief recentlygave a shout out to in his Long Beach City College commencement speech
and who lent his talents (and a shtup story) to our infernal rag's2012 sex issue
, decided to utilize his artistic sensibilities to create a bitingly critical 'Undocumented Apparel' series spoofing the ad in question while broadening its horizons as a space for self-determination.
"I want to use my art to call out the folks that are playing politics with us and not be afraid to do so," Salgado adds. With that, do yourselves a favor and check out the frequently updated series. There you'll find powerful messages from a voice trying to turn an upside down world right side up.
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