Flor 1973-78

public art kiosk posters
project of the San Francisco Arts Commission

This 6 poster project imagines 6 years in the life of the fictional Flor Villanueva, a young woman who has emigrated from Manila to San Francisco. This graphic novel-as-public art situates Flor in a variety of settings both in San Francisco and Manila in the 1970s, with captions of her thoughts about both personal and political developments of the era.

The illustrations were hand-drawn in ink, then colored and laid out in Photoshop.The posters were installed in kiosks along San Francisco’s Market Street, where pedestrians were able to follow Flor’s story, year by year, block by block.