El Pipil by Baggio Ardon

Design By:
My name is Baggio Ardon, graphic designer by trade and illustrator by design. Everything I draw is reflective of my obsession with culture and heritage, with roots running deep into the hearts of Mexico and El Salvador. Few things, I've found, inspire artists more than the persistence of hate and bigotry. And with what our nation faces currently, I insist on showing the world the beauty of my countries and my people. My main sources of inspiration come from the folk art of El Salvador, the murals at Bonampak, and the illustrious work by Erté.
Design By:
My name is Baggio Ardon, graphic designer by trade and illustrator by design. Everything I draw is reflective of my obsession with culture and heritage, with roots running deep into the hearts of Mexico and El Salvador. Few things, I've found, inspire artists more than the persistence of hate and bigotry. And with what our nation faces currently, I insist on showing the world the beauty of my countries and my people. My main sources of inspiration come from the folk art of El Salvador, the murals at Bonampak, and the illustrious work by Erté.

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.

Proceeds Support:
Proceeds support DreamCorps, a social justice accelerator founded by Van Jones that advances economic, environmental, and criminal justice solutions.

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Artist Statement

El Salvador was once known as Cuzcatlán, home to the Pipil. They are a people who have endured volcanoes, the Conquest, the 1932 Peasant Massacre, and the 1980 Salvadoran Civil War. Still, they stand, demanding recognition of their presence and voice. The Nawat-speaking community gave to El Salvador its pupusas, its city names, its clothing, and its identity. It is their legacy the Salvadoran community keeps alive to this day. El Salvador is not a nation of animals, it is one of endurance. - Baggio Ardon