What Graphic Design has to thanks to Fidel Castro.

Back in 1958 Fidel Castro with a modest rebel army gains the power over Cuba.

Despite of his efforts to have an independent line he must conceal with the Russian influence on the new order. The Political posters from those years testifies that.

By 1965, in a time with tense relations with the Soviet Union, the Cubans came with more local flavor styles as a result of their own reality. A period of great artistic expression grows. The talented Cuban artists design cheerful, imaginative and stylish posters of traditional topics as a celebration of the revolution.

Such expressions became immortal like the memorable Che Guevara icon and his dreams about a world revolution.

In the 70’s artist freedom became suffocated as the relationship with the Soviet Union became closer tightening the revolutionary morality.

A brightful and innovate episode of the political poster’s era reached its end.

But its design legacy is still alive.

Let them inspire you.

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6 Responses to What Graphic Design has to thanks to Fidel Castro.

  1. tovorinok July 5, 2007 at 12:55 am #


    Great book. I just want to say what a fantastic thing you are doing! Good luck!


  2. Marko July 18, 2007 at 8:03 am #

    Propaganda posters from WWII are the best inspiration for me:)

  3. Yury, logo designer December 20, 2007 at 5:41 pm #

    You can also look for Polish posters – they are great in style and ideas: http://www.poster.com.pl/

  4. mao December 20, 2007 at 7:31 pm #

    @Yury. Thanks for your recomendation luved those polish poster. I am going to post about it

  5. Paul Baines July 18, 2008 at 7:23 am #

    I’m currently working on a Fidel Castro t-shirt – great post – i love trippy propaganda posters – kinda pull you two ways at once lol…

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