A New Generation of Cuban Poster Art in Slanted Magazine #21
Slanted Magazine #21 gives us a refreshed look at Cuba in its Spring 2013 issue, including how young Cubans are continuing the country’s rich history of amazing poster art and design.
The 320 page issue focuses on contemporary design, photography, illustration and typography with almost 40 essays and reports by writers from Germany, the U.S., France, and Cuba as well.
Beyond cigars, American old timer cars and Che Guevara T-shirts Cuba has a strong tradition of graphic design. From the fifties until the embargo the county has been a major center for new ideas and creative design experiments. Nowadays the contrast is striking as there is in Cuba barely any publicity billboards, packaging, flyers, stickers, brands…
Since the nineties a new generation of graphic designers has emerged and they hold on tight to the course of history. They are unfortunately still unknown and they strive to survive in a complicated economic and political situation without any means to be recognized by the rest of the world.
Check out a few of the featured artists and grab the issue for yourself at slanted.de.