Designed in Cuba: Cold War Graphics
by Jon Dowling·
There's a fascinating exhibition coming up this month at the House of Illustration which showcases an unprecedented range of original Cuban propaganda posters and magazines from the Cold War era.
The great instability and unrest in Cuba was a catalyst for a surge in protest posters that aimed to convey urgent messages and give Cuba a voice. 'Designed in Cuba: Cold War Graphics' presents the work of 33 designers and artists such as Alfredo Rostgaard and Emory Douglas whose provocative and politically charged work transmitted a message of revolution to millions across the globe.
The freedom of expression at this time is clear in the range of aesthetics on show from purely typographic to pop-art inspired designs. The exhibition highlights the importance of the poster as a form of graphic communication which can cause controversy and promote change.
Posted By Emma Judd
27 September 2019 – 19 January 2020
House of Illustration,
2 Granary Square,