Sharing this excerpt from a recent article in Illustration Voice along with my thanks to Editor and amiga Anne Telford.
Many years ago I was fortunate to travel to México with Rafael to research and conduct interviews for an article on contemporary Mexican graphic design for Communication Arts magazine. We flew to México City and stayed with his Auntie Lucho, driving around the world’s most populous city in the car he drove while attending Art Center many years before. In addition to his drawing and painting skills, the man can navigate the most hellish traffic with a cool that brings to mind Steve McQueen in Bullet. Visiting the Frida Kahlo Museum in Coyoacán and the National Museum of Art gave me an inside glimpse into his artistic influences.