The Benson Latin American Collection

Puro Chingón Collective Records, 2012-2014

Descriptive Summary

Creator Puro Chingón Collective
Title Puro Chingón Collective Records
Dates: 2012-2014
Abstract Organizational and creative materials of Puro Chingón Collective, a Latino art collective based in Austin, Texas.
Accession No. 2014-24
OCLC Record No.
Extent 2 linear feet
Language English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Administrative History

Puro Chingón Collective is an Austin-based collective of three Latino artists: Claudia Aparicio-Gamundi, James Huizar, and Claudia Zapata. The members met initially through their involvement with Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas. Puro Chingón Collective seeks to provide exposure for the art that already exists within the Latino community, in formats that are broadly accessible and affordable. Their objective is a "reimagining and referencing of Latino history and culture" through the production of art zines and prints, designer toys, "activation of nontraditional spaces" and additional projects and events.

Puro Chingón Collective coalesced in early 2012 around the creation of the first edition of ChingoZine, a biannual publication featuring the works of emerging Latino artists. In 2013, Puro Chingón Collective further expanded their activities, establishing a monthly interactive film screening series in addition to continuing work on ChingoZine. The film series, Puro Chingón Social Club, presented iconic and cult Latino films with audience participation encouraged through props and costumes related to each film. Another significant accomplishment of Puro Chingón Collective in 2013 was the creation of a 94-foot long mural in downtown Austin, recognizing the history and cultural influence of Latinos in Austin. The collective also assisted in the planning and design of Pachanga Latino Music Fest in 2013 and 2014, developing the brand identity, promotional materials, and visual and interactive elements for the event space.

As of 2014, Puro Chingón Collective continues to produce ChingoZine, along with a line of designer toys, Chingolandia, and other public artworks and merchandise. The Puro Chingón Collective website can be found at

Scope and Contents Note

The Puro Chingón Collective Records consists of a variety of materials documenting the activities of Puro Chingón Collective, including sketches and prints, zine drafts, project and event plans, proposals, contracts, budgets and receipts, promotional materials and press clippings. The records have been arranged into four series based on the primary activities of Puro Chingón Collective: Administrative/Organizational files, ChingoZine, Puro Chingón Social Club and Events and projects.

Administrative/Organizational files contain materials related to the organization and management of Puro Chingón Collective, including website designs, schedules, receipts and press mentions.

ChingoZine materials include drafts and other documents related to the design and publication of the first four issues of ChingoZine, promotion and zine release event plans, receipts and press mentions. These materials are arranged first by zine issue number and then by type of material.

The Puro Chingón Social Club series includes material related to the interactive movie screening series hosted by Puro Chingón Collective in 2013, including planning, promotion, receipts and press mentions. This series is organized chronologically by event.

Events and projects files contain material related to special projects and events with which Puro Chingón Collective have been involved, including drafts, budgets, design and publication materials, promotion, receipts and press mentions. Events and projects are arranged chronologically.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Index Terms

The Puro Chingón Collective Records is classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Subjects (Persons)
Zapata, Claudia Elisa
Huizar, James
Aparicio-Gamundi, Claudia
Hispanic American art--21st century
Mexican American art--Texas--Austin
Fan magazines--Texas--Austin
Austin (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Puro Chingón Collective Records, Benson Latin American Collection, the University of Texas at Austin.

Box and Folder Inventory

Administrative/Organizational files, 2013-2014

box folder
1 1 Puro Chingón Annual Schedule, 2013
2 PCC website, N.d.
3 Signup sheets, N.d.
4 Puro Chingón goals, 2014
5 Misc., 2012, N.d.
6 Press, 2014
7 Receipts, 2012-2014

ChingoZine, 2012-2014

1 ChingoZine 1, 2012
8 Release E-vite/Facebook, 2012
9 Social Media ideas, 2012
10 Press, 2012
11 Prep - Unused imgs, 2012
12 Release, 4/20/2012
13 The Zine Prep, 2012
14 Prints, 2012
15 Event (Don’t Thread On Me), 5/18/2012
ChingoZine 2, 2012
16 Drafts, 2012
17 Mentions, 2012
18 Merch Misc/Drafts, 2012
19 Receipts Release, 2012
20 Images (Unused), 2012
box folder
2 1 Images (Used), 2012
2 Evite/Invitation, 2012
3 Release Notes, 2012
4 ChingoZine 2 @ EAST Event Notes, 2012
5 ChingoZine 2.5, 2013
ChingoZine 3, 2013
6 Design, drafts, images, 2013
7 Release event, 2013
3 Fusebox ChingoZine 4, 2014
1 Design, drafts, images, 2014
2 Release event, 2014

Puro Chingón Social Club, 2013

3 Y Tu Mama También, 2013
3 Y Tu Mama También screening, 2013
4 Evite/Facebook event, 2013
5 Press, 2013
6 Selena, 2013
7 All About My Mother, 2013
8 Machete, 2013
9 Frida, 2013
10 Up In Smoke, 2013
box folder
4 1 Rudo y Cursi, 2013
2 La Bamba, 2013

Events and projects, 2012-2014

box folder
4 3 Huelga Print Project, 2012
Free & Queer Cinema: Mi Vida Loca, 2012
4 Press, 2012
5 Evite/Facebook event, 2012
6 Mi Vida Loca, 2012
7 Treasure City Shopping Night, March 2013
8 Fusebox Talk Hybrid Summit, 2013
9 Ink Slingers Houston, 2013
10 Pachanga Latino Music Festival VIP design, 2013
11 Puro Chingón mural project, 2013
box folder
5 1 POC Race Riot, 2013
2 Chingolandia, 2013-2014
Pachanga Latino Music Festival, 2014
3 Proposals, contracts, budgets, set up, craft vendors 2014
4 Sketches, notes and plans, 2014
5 Flyers, ephemera , 2014
6 It Came From the Bayou, Houston, 2014
7 Proclamation, 2014

Additional Accessions

Material added to the collection subsequent to previous processing. This is currently uncataloged, but may be available for access in the rare books and manuscripts reading room.
6 Unprocessed additions [2015-21]
7 Unprocessed additions [2015-21]