Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Cuban posters

This selection is from an early seventies Dover editions book of Cuban posters. Many of the stylistic motifs which became associated with Communist posters, such as the high contrast imagery and bold block headline fonts, were as much defined by the basic screen-printing equipment as by any particular aesthetic. Nevertheless the artists who produced these posters overcame their constraints to produce work which is influential to this day. I love the confident mark-making in these posters, and often go back to this book for inspiration.

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