Size: 19.5 x 27.5 inches
Artist: Magdiel Collazo
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.
This poster advertises a short film titled "Dos Hermanos" (Two Brothers), directed and written by Tamara Morales. Starring Alberto Pujol and Tony Cortés, it tells the story of two brothers, their mother and their respective partners meeting to celebrate the eldest daughter's quinceañera. During the preparations for the party, confrontations regarding political, social, and familial issues will arise and culminate in a violent confrontation. Small wonder it garnered a reputation for causing quite a stir at movie screenings!
Designed by Magdiel Collazo, the poster depicts the American dollar bill beside the peso, embodying the similarities yet vast differences between 'two brothers'. Beautifully coloured with a bold message, this poster would look amazing in an office, man cave, or study!
Poster is numbered, dry-stamped, and hand-signed by the artist. Unlined and in excellent condition!