Size: 19.5 x 27.5 inches
About the Poster: As opposed to the French who pioneered the lithographic process, Cuban poster production in the 1950s and 60s was primarily centered around silk screening. Images were built up through layers of paint rather than ink, resulting in a poster which more closely resembled a painting than a litho. The printing tradition continues with CartelON, a project devoted to promoting silkscreening in Cuba by organizing graphic design contests where creatives of all ages can be inspired to explore screenprinting.
About the Movie: Clase Z "Tropical" (Class Z Tropical) is a Cuban short film directed by Miguel Coyula.. The film is a parody of Hollywood's action blockbusters (including the parody of famous names like Tom Cruise, Halle Berry, Julia Roberts and Britney Spears). The director deconstructs action melodrama formulas using the structure of a trailer. The movie contains frantic pacing, use of split screens, and dark humor, and the short gained notable popularity in Cuban Film Festivals where Coyula won several awards. The short is 6 minutes long and has been aired on Cuban TV Shows several times since its release in 2000. Coyula described the film a part of a series of experiments in genre the director made before completing the feature length Red Cockroaches.
Poster is numbered, dry-stamped, and hand-signed by the artist, Jorge Gustavo Gavilondo.
Unlined and in excellent condition!