IT'S ALMOST TIME TO GET YOUR 2018 ZOZOBRA MERCHANDISE!
Don't you want to be the first to fire up your passion for Zozobra? This year's fun, collectible Zozobra merchandise goes on sale the same day as tickets - JULY 4TH! We've made it easier than ever to do one-stop shopping for the two most in-demand items, the Official 2018 Zozobra T-shirt and Poster!
Get your hands on the new Zozobra Tote Bags and Sling Bags and special edition Zozobra Pop Up Cards. Available at Zozofest for only $15 for the Bags and $10 for Pop Up Cards.
NOW YOU CAN GET YOUR 2018 ZOZOBRA T-SHIRT AND POSTER WHEN YOU BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE!
The Official 2018 Zozobra Poster and Official T-shirt Contest was open to artists of all ages, and the winning poster and T-shirt will be revealed at the City of Santa Fe Fourth of July Celebration at Santa Fe Place Mall! One additional artwork is chosen as the Official tickets poster.
WE WANT YOU TO WEAR YOUR 2018 ZOZOBRA TEE TO THE EVENT!
And last year's poster sold out!
The 2018 Official Zozobra T-shirt was designed by David Di Janni!
The 2018 Official Zozobra T-shirt was created by David Di Janni! Born and raised in Santa Fe, David Di Janni's interest in drawing and painting began at an early age. His passion for art and his creative personality lead him to pursue a career in Graphic Design. David studied Fine Art at Fort Lewis College and later attended The Art Institute of Colorado where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design.
After working for various design firms in the Denver area, David returned to his hometown of Santa Fe to start his own creative business where he offers a wide range of services. David won the 2017 Zozobra t-shirt art contest. The design went on to achieve record sales as the best selling Zozobra t-shirt of all time. This success inspired him to open his own online store where he sells an array of products that feature works of art he creates in his free time. “Most of the time, I am working with clients on logos and graphics to try and capture their vision and ideas. It’s just nice to get away from that and design something for myself once in a while.”
You can check out David’s Graphic Design portfolio and art store at daviddijanni.com When asked what inspired his Zozobra design this year he said, “I was really excited to design something for the 1960s themed Zozobra as I knew the sixties were one of the most significant and inspirational decades in 20th-century art. When I think of art from the sixties, I think of the psychedelic Fillmore Auditorium posters and their elaborately ornate lettering. I just wanted to capture that style of art.”
Both the 2018 Official Zozobra Poster and 2018 Official Ticket Poster were created by Amy Córdova! Just wait until you see how she pictured Old Man Gloom! Amy is an artist, arts educator, a nationally recognized children’s book illustrator, and an author. Córdova has displayed her delightful paintings ripe with brilliant, saturated color, in numerous exhibitions, museums, and galleries, across the U.S., for over thirty years. Córdova has also illustrated more than twenty-four children’s books for national publishers and authors, including five titles authored by New Mexico’s literary treasure, Rudolfo Anaya. She has received the American Libraries Association’s prestigious Pura Belpre National Honors Award twice for exceptional illustration, as well as many other national honors for her vibrant paintings. In 2013, and now again in 2018, her paintings of the infamous Santa Fe legend Zozobra, were selected as poster winners.
A descendent of a family who has resided in Northern New Mexico since the seventeenth century, Amy Córdova holds great love for her sense of place; the landscape, history, cultures and traditions of New Mexico, including the ever- cantankerous Zozobra! Her paintings can be found at the Boone Gallery in the heart of the historic Santa Fe Plaza.
The Evergreen Zozobra Poster was designed by Michael Martinez!
Read about our Evergreen Zozobra Poster Artist:
Artist Michael E. Martinez, in collaboration with his wife Candie Martinez, created the company Michael Martinez Designs in 2016. Michael has been a striving artist for 25+ years. He grew up in Chimayo, NM, where Northern New Mexico culture grows rampant.
Michael creates original works of art, through a variety of media. He specializes in paintings and graphic design. His style and flair represent his past and present experiences, all while keeping his Northern New Mexico values and culture embodied in his work.
Michael has received many awards and accolades for his work, which include the Contemporary Hispanic Market First Time Exhibitor as well as becoming one of Santa Fe’s Zozobra artists. New Mexico Tourism department has also named Michael Martinez Designs New Mexico True Certified in 2017.
Michael Martinez Designs started creating apparel late last year and can be purchased at www.michaelmartinezdesigns.com and is featured at Brotique 505 in Albuquerque, NM. Original art work can be found at Orale Gallery in Toas, NM and Vida Loca Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.
Michael's design for the Evergreen Zozobra Poster is entitled "Big Daddy O’ Gloom." This digital artwork captures the initial stages of the burning of Zozobra with the majestic scenery of the New Mexico evening sky lighting up with reworks, showcased by using a 1950 color palette to give the feel of a vintage poster.all the different ways you can express yourself through it.
My art piece is made using the media of colored pencil on plain white printer paper. It is based on a 1950's theme for old time ads. The yellow background was trendy in 1950's for artwork, and the shapely woman on his shoulder not only represents a fire dancer, but how popular shapely woman were in the 1950's (like Marilyn Monroe)