Silkscreened Cuban Posters 1965–1974
Sponsored largely by the Instituto Cubano del Arte y la Industria Cinematográfica (ICAIC), these posters span subjects as diverse as education, culture and reproductive health, political marches and other overtly political or propagandist themes consistent with the objectives of the regime. During this ‘Golden Age of the Cuban Film Poster’, Cuban graphic artists pushed the boundaries of 20th-century design, despite working under increasingly stringent financial and political constraints.
Sources and reading:
Interview with Lincoln Cushing, author of “Revolucion! Cuban Poster Art”.
60 Years of Posters Celebrating the Cuban Revolution
The Museum of Decorative Arts (MAD) is showing a 60 year retrospective comprised of 300 posters through February 2, 2020. if you are lucky enough to be visiting Paris soon!
Art, revolution and the ‘Golden Age of the Cuban Poster’.