Size: 19.5 x 27.5 inches
Artist: Giselle Monzón
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 won second place in a design competition centered around a tribute to the 30th anniversary of Cuba's international film school (Escuela International de Cine y TV - EICTV) during an international Latin American film festival (Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano). Designed by Giselle Monzón credits the streets and inhabitants of Cuba as the inspiration for the intense reds and vivid greens found in her artwork.
Poster is numbered, dry-stamped, and hand-signed by the artist. Unlined and in excellent condition!