“TYPEFACES: CARAS DE LA MISION” BY SAMUEL RODRIGUEZ

by Ariadna Zierold

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San Jose-based visual artist and graphic designer Samuel Rodriguez depicts the unique cultural landscape via observations of people, their distinctive features and their surrounding environment. With his new exhibition Typefaces: Caras De La Misión, he examines social and cultural hybridity through sampling and remixing visual cues that we use to process identity in faces, typography, fashion, and architecture.

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Caras de La Misión includes familiar neighborhood faces—both past and present—with tones reminiscent of the ‘80s and ‘90s-era Bay Area, and is dedicated to the resilient community of the Mission District. At a time of rapid gentrification and displacement, Caras de La Misión helps to forge a cultural bridge across the Bay Area, establishing a creative dialog between Latino communities in San Francisco and San Jose.

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