Del Bosque’s print is a parody of the classic riddle, “is the glass of water half-full, or half-empty?”. Popular U.S. culture suggests that a naturally optimistic person will see the glass as half-full, while a pessimistic person will see it half-empty. From the Chicano’s perspective, one can pose a similar question, “is the elote half-eaten or half-uneaten?”.
“I was inspired by the dynamic compositions of mid-century advertising, graphic design, and typography, as well as the humor of modern Rasquachismo and Chicano Art” – Del Bosque
Paul Del Bosque received his BFA in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2004, and in 2009 received his MA in Chicano Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Del Bosque is a graphic designer committed to supporting the mission statements of non-profits, the visions of small businesses, the goals of progressive politics, and the legacies of local communities. He is currently the Art-director of Del Bosque Design & Illustration, an Austin-based collective resource for comprehensive creative services.
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