Size: 19.5 x 27.5 inches
Artist: Alejandro Rodríguez Fornés (Alucho)
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.
Alejandro Rodríguez Fornés (Alucho) graduated from the Superior Institute of Design in 2008. He has worked as a designer and illustrator for the Literature and Art Union and La Jiribilla magazines, the Gente Nueva and Abril publishing houses, the San Antonio de los Baños International Film and Television School and the Instituto Cuban Art and Film Industry. His posters have been selected in international biennials in Poland, Mexico, Bolivia, Ecuador, Turkey and Russia, and he has been part of several collective exhibitions inside and outside of Cuba.
Poster is numbered, dry-stamped, and hand-signed by the artist. Unlined and in excellent condition!