Silkscreened Cuban Posters 1965–1974

Reboiro 1969 Moby Dick
Antonio Reboiro 1968 “Moby Dick” ICAIC

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.

Olivio Martinez October 8 Heroic Guerrilla Day OSPAAAL 1973
Olivio Martinez 1972 “October 8 Heroic Guerrilla Day”  OSPAAAL
Rostgaard 1965 NOW!
Alfredo Rostgaard 1965 “NOW!” ICAIC
REBOIRO 1969 Despegue de la 1800
Antonio Reboiro 1969 “Despegue de la 1800” ICAIC
PENA 1969 THE MEN OF BAD WEATHER
Umberto Peña 1969 “Men of Bad Weather” ICAIC
OLIVA 1969 MACHETE
Olivio Martinez 1969 “La Primera Carga Al Machete” ICAIC
NIKO 1972 VIVA LA REPUBLIC
Niko 1972 “Viva La Republic” OSPAAAL
Bachs 1974 "Hombres"
Eduardo Muñoz Bachs 1974 “Hombres” ICAIC
Niko 1972 Pre Natal
Niko 1972 “Atencion Pre Natal” ICAIC
NIKO 1972 Chilean Social Realist Drama Film
Niko 1972 “Valparaiso Mi Amor” Chile ICAIC
LUIS VEGA 1973 SIMPLE-VERSES by José Martí.
Luis Vega 1973  “Simple Verses” Shorts by José Martí ICAIC
DIMAS 73 MAY 1ST
Jorge Dimas Gonzalez 1973  “1 Mayo” ICAIC
DIMAS 71 WHO WHAT WHY
Jorge Dimas Gonzalez 1971 “Who Why And For What Kill The General?”  ICAIC
BACHS 1971 WATCH THE PILL
Eduardo Muñoz Bachs 1973 “Watch The Pill” ICAIC
BACHS 1971 CINE
Eduardo Muñoz Bachs 1971 Mobile Cinema ICAIC
BACHS 1969 CHAPLIN MOBILE-MOVIES
Eduardo Muñoz Bachs 1969 “Chaplin on Wheels” Mobile Cinema ICAIC
CUBAN POSTER ART BACHS 1971 CINE PROGRAM
Eduardo Muñoz Bachs 1970 Mobile Cinema ICAIC
CUBAN POSTER ART BACH 1967 MANUELA
Eduardo Muñoz Bachs 1967 “Manuela” ICAIC
CUBAN POSTER ART AZCUY 1970 TESTAMENT
René Azcuy Cardenas 1970 “Testimony” ICAIC

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’.