Previous Record Next Record
Switch Views: Lightbox | Image List | List
Support the U.F.W.A. International Boycott
Maker: Ricardo Favela; Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF)
Date Made: 1976
Place Made: United States: California, Sacramento
Measurements: 48.3 cm x 63.5 cm; 19 in x 25 in
Main Subject: United Farm Workers; Labor; Chicano/Latino
Materials: paper (fiber product); wrapped, corners
¡Huelga! Support the U.F.W.A. International Boycott ¡Strike! SAFEWAY RCAF Royal Chicano Air Force ¡Strike! ¡Boycott Gallo Wines! RCAF ¡Boycott Sunmaid Raisins! (c) 1976 RCAF
Acquisition Number: 1995-011
Favela was having trouble with registration, became so angry, punched hole in the screen. Took a week to calm down and do print. Changed colors several time in the same edition. RCAF never reprinted a poster.
Under copyright; used by CSPG for educational and research purposes only. Distribution or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
This is one of the many posters by the Royal Chicano Air Force that supported the Farm Worker Movement strike against Gallo wines, Sun Maid raisins, and Safeway markets for selling non-union lettuce and grapes. The RCAF merged art, humor and activism. Founded in 1970 in Sacramento, as the Rebel Chicano Art Front, the name was soon changed when they saw humor in having the same initials as the Royal Canadian Air Force. The artists began wearing World War II bomber jackets and flight helmets, and drove a military jeep, as seen here. They also talked about having “adobe airplanes”—a joke some growers believed. L-R seated in back: Esteban Villa anad Ricardo Favela. L-R seated in front: Jose Montoya and Pedro Hernandez (driving)