Date Farmers "Super Locos"
"Super Locos" is a 96 page hardcover illustrated book. The Date Farmers, Carlos Ramirez and Armando Lerma of Coachella Valley (after meeting each other, they learned that both their fathers farmed "dates" hence their name), often collaborate in their art, collage drawings, and words on discarded signs. Reminiscent of Mexican Revolutionary posters ala/Pancho Villa, as if Cesar Chavez is knocking on our door. Ramirez and Lerma explore the essential reality of the roots of California past and present culture. Their art depicts
Mexican-American religious icons, and their style resembles prison art – their lettering strong in a low rider tradition of bold sign painting. This book looks very impressive and put together very well, get your hands on this interesting illistrated book at Upper Play Ground