Jason
Alejandro



Jason Alejandro is a Puerto Rican graphic designer and educator based between New York City and Philadelphia. He is currently Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the College of New Jersey. Jason’s work examines, addresses, and questions aspects of cultural identity, design history, professional practice and critical pedagogy through research, making, and writing. More info︎︎︎

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Jason Alejandro is a Puerto Rican graphic designer and educator based between New York City and Philadelphia. He is currently Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the College of New Jersey. Jason’s work examines, addresses, and questions aspects of cultural identity, design history, professional practice and critical pedagogy through research, making, and writing. More info︎︎︎

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Bomba, Cuatro y Primo

24” w x 32” h
digital print on paper

Rooted in the Caribbean island’s connection to the African slave trade, bomba is a traditional musical style and a dance found in Puerto Rico. This series of posters pay homage to the rich artistic and cultural legacy of what some have called “the world’s oldest colony”. The words on all three posters: bomba, cuatro, and primo, are Spanish words with multiple definitions. ‘Bomba’ is also the Spanish word for bomb—a reference to the decades of missile testing conducted on the island of Vieques at the hands of the U.S. Navy. 

This work was on display in the TCNJ Art Gallery as part of the Envision Us faculty show, February 10–March 14, 2021.
Feb 2021