Image features a white candelabrum set against a dark background. The candles, although white, drip red, recalling blood. The title of the film advertised appears across the top of the poster. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Revolutionary Design: The Cuban Film Poster
In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15, 2019), this week’s Object Of The Day posts celebrate Latinx designers’ works in the collection.  This post is written by Maeve Coudrelle. The Cuban Revolution of 1959 brought major changes to the country’s cultural fabric. Less than three months after the new revolutionary state came...
Graphic Solidarity with Puerto Rico
The Organization of Solidarity with the Peoples of Asia, Africa and Latin America (OSPAAAL), a non-governmental organization headquartered in Havana, Cuba, was founded in January 1966.[1] This poster by Alberto Blanco, proclaiming global solidarity with Puerto Rico, was produced for OSPAAAL in 1981. Until 1990, OSPAAAL circulated Tricontinental magazine, which reached eighty-seven countries at its peak, and included...
The Left
This poster for an exhibition about the history of political posters features a screenprinted image of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the Argentine revolutionary whose face became synonymous with leftist oppositional movements in the twentieth century. Variations of the poster were produced by directly spray-painting different messages and marks over Guevara’s portrait.   Ellen Lupton is Senior...