Size: 19.5 x 27.5 inches
Artist: José Manuel Alum Misas
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 documentary by Ángel Luis Bárzaga called Monólogo about an elderly woman who talks to herself on the bus, essentially creating a monologue. Designed by José Manuel Alum Misas (b 1989), this Cuban take on a minimalist style is vividly-coloured and boils the premise of the film to a single image: a city bus hand-grip.
Poster is numbered, dry-stamped, and hand-signed by the artist. Unlined and in excellent condition!