Datos y Dibujos

Rapid Cultural Response Artist Network

Datos y Dibujos is a group of AgitArte, Papel Machete and collaborating artists creating rapid response visual artwork addressing the political moment with tools for popular education. This group of artists began creating rapid response posters after Hurricane Maria in 2017 and officially formed under the name Datos y Dibujos after the 2020 earthquakes in Puerto Rico, as a project of AgitArte’s Art & Media program.

Datos y Dibujos artists meet weekly, under the direction of AgitArte’s Visual Art Director José ‘Primo’ Hernández Díaz, to pitch ideas for new artwork, provide each other feedback on works-in-progress, and for skill-building workshops. We have continued to respond creatively to COVID-19, the fiscal control board in Puerto Rico, police violence, reproductive health and gender-based violence, and other impacts of colonialism and late stage capitalism. 

As a movement organization that produces art and media by and for the people, we know that we cannot rely on mainstream media to tell the stories of oppressed people, especially those living under colonization in Puerto Rico. We have seen this especially in moments of climate and political disaster. In response to these catastrophic events, AgitArte and our collaborating artists create rapid response art that brings to light the stories of frontline folks and those most impacted by disaster, through clear and powerful imagery paired with rigorous political analysis and research. We share this artwork on our social media pages and make the imagery and text available for free download on our website. Offering these resources for free allows community groups and organizers to use our art to amplify their messages. For example, we created the campaign #DefiendeLaEducaciónPública which featured a series of portraits of public school teachers in support of La Federación de Maestras de Puerto Rico. These images were shared on social media and made into signs for street actions in support of teachers’ wages and pensions.

Datos y Dibujos artists also collaborate on longer-term projects such as the illustrated Word of the Day series for When We Fight, We Win!: The Podcast. The Word of the Day series offers concise, impactful political education that defines and illustrates an important political concept relevant to each episode, which can then also be shared outside of the podcast context.

DATOS Y DIBUJOS CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS:

José ‘Primo’ Hernández Díaz

Sugeily Rodríguez Lebrón

Jorge Díaz Ortiz

Javier Maldonado-O’Farrill

Estefanía Rivera Cortés

Micah Bazant

Emily Simons

Tina Orlandini

Osvaldo Budet

Dey Hernández Vázquez

BembaPR

Pitt Panther

Sanya Hyland

Sharon González Colón

Shawna Farinango

DATOS Y DIBUJOS ARTWORK:

8 de marzo, 2024

¡QUEREMOS VIVAS, VIVAS, VIVAS!

Palestine Solidarity | Solidaridad con Palestina

¡Viva Palestina Libre!

¡VIEQUES SE RESPETA!

Esta semana se sintió la solidaridad con Katherine Martínez Medina, joven viequense, activista y estudiante-atleta, en su cita de vista preliminar por dos cargos criminales relacionados con su participación en una protesta que impidió la subasta de 10 terrenos en Vieques el 6 de julio pasado.

#StopCopCity

#StopCopCity in Atlanta! Defend the Atlanta Forest!

1ero de Mayo, 2023

¡CONTRA EL COLONIALISMO! ¡CONTRA EL CAPITALISMO! ¡CONTRA EL IMPERIALISMO! Art by/arte por Tina Orlandini for AgitArte DOWNLOAD | DESCARGAR Justicia Salarial Art by Javier Maldonado-O'Farrill DOWNLOAD | DESCARGAR

Free Krystal

Our friend and comrade, Krystal Clark is a Correspondent for Prison Radio, reporting on the conditions at Women’s Huron Valley in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Krystal is in critical need of our help.

Luisa Capetillo

“Socialista soy porque aspiro a que todos los adelantos, descubrimientos e yinvenciones establecidos pertenezcan a todos. Que se establezca su socialización sin privilegios; algunos lo entienden con el Estado en la marcha, yo lo entiendo sin el Gobierno”. -Luisa Capetillo-

FORCED PREGNANCY IS VIOLENCE

We will not stop fighting for liberation. We will do what we’ve always done when faced with the state’s chains of violence, racism, and patriarchy: keep our people safe and meet the needs of our communities through mutual aid, solidarity, and agitation. Seguimos.

WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN: THE PODCAST WORD OF THE DAY

Illustrated “Word of the Day” segment featured in When We Fight, We Win!: The Podcast

8 de marzo, 2022

On March 8th, we commemorate International Workers’ Women’s Day. We recognize those who are no longer physically among us but whose example of radical love and committed struggle remains with us forever.

Tumbando los de ayer hoy y mañana

Desde el 2017 la Junta de Control Fiscal impuesta por los Estados Unidos en Puerto Rico ha cortado el presupuesto de la Universidad de Puerto Rico de 872 a 560 millones de dólares.

Ojo Al Buitre Series

Las movilizaciones de la semana pasada y la presión que se ejerció en la calle trancaron las negociaciones de la Legislatura con La Junta temporalmente.

Louisiana Solidarity

We stand in solidarity with the people of Ayiti as they struggle to rebuild after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake devastated its southwestern region on August 14th. We’ve included a list of trusted organizations recommended by our comrades who are doing relief work in/with Haiti.

Solidaridad con Haiti

We stand in solidarity with the people of Ayiti as they struggle to rebuild after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake devastated its southwestern region on August 14th. We’ve included a list of trusted organizations recommended by our comrades who are doing relief work in/with Haiti.

LUMA GO HOME

¡Fuera LUMA!

Heaven On Earth: International Whores Day

In ancient times sex workers were known as healers, leaders and temple priestesses who brought the Goddess down to Earth, for humans to enjoy. Along the way through capitalism and colonialism, the way modern day people think of sex workers is much different.

¡LUCHAMOS POR EL TRANSPORTE! ¡LUCHAMOS POR LA VIDA!

Puerto Rico es mucho más que la Isla Grande. En Vieques y Culebra vive nuestra gente, que sobrevive el ataque diario del gobierno colonial que poco le importa.

FREE MUMIA

We call for the immediate release of political prisoner and prison abolition activist, Mumia Abu-Jamal! Mumia has tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalized on Saturday for chest pains, later diagnosed as congestive heart failure.

Las Vidas Trans Importan

Las vidas trans importan. A un mes de cerrar el 2020 tenemos 6 vidas arrebatadas por el odio y la intolerancia.

Black Trans Lives Matter. We truly believe that we won’t be free until everyone is free.

Black Lives Matter

“The mandate for Black people in this time is to avenge the suffering of our ancestors, to earn the respect of future generations, and be willing to be transformed in the service of the work.”

-Mary Hooks

COVID-19

Artistas de Puerto Rico responden a la pandemia de COVID-19

Los Terremotos

Artwork by various artists responding to the 2020 earthquakes in Puerto Rico and government inaction.

#RickyRenuncia Graphics

Artwork by Estefanía Rivera Cortés with Papel Machete | Arte por Estefanía Rivera Cortés con Papel Machete
#RickyRenuncia #Pa’lCarajoLaJunta #SomosMásyNoTenemosMiedo #AbajoElPatriarcado

DEFIENDE LA EDUCACIÓN PÚBLICA

After Hurricane María, the attack’s against public education have intensified. Under the direction of an American businesswoman, Julia Keleher, the Department of Education is fast tracking the shutting down and privatization of hundreds of school throughout our islands.

No Comemos Austeridad

Artwork by José ‘Primo’ Hernández Díaz for AgitArte

Storm Diagram

ARTWORK BY/ARTE POR EMILY SIMONS, AGITARTE | 19 X 24

RELEASE THE AID!

Artwork By/arte Por Micah Bazant in collaboration With Forward Together & AgitArte | 11 X 17

AQUÍ SERVIMOS SOLIDARIDAD: CENTROS DE APOYO MUTUO

Artwork By/arte Por Javier Maldonado O’Farrill, AgitArte | Papel Machete | 22 X18

NO AL GOBIERNO MILITAR

Artwork By/arte Por Javier Maldonado O’Farrill, AgitArte | Papel Machete | 8 X 12

Fuck FEMA & The US Military

Artwork By/arte Por José ‘Primo’ Hernández And Javier Maldonado O’Farrill, AgitArte | Papel Machete | 18 X 24

Solidaridad y Sobrevivencia para Nuestra Liberación

Artwork By/arte Por Estefanía Rivera Cortés, AgitArte | Papel Machete | 16 X 25