Collection by Aaron Britt

Movie Posters of Soy Cuba

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If movie posters are essentially advertisements to get you into the theater, the Hollywood versions splashed with matinee-idol close-ups and 100-point typefaces, then the moody, highly graphic design on display in the new book Soy Cuba: Cuban Cinema Posters from After the Revolution is a queer kind of commercial indeed. The posters reprinted here seem less interested in packing the house than functioning as small, playfully abstracted works of art in and of themselves. They hail from the late 1950s through the 1970s and taken as a whole they seems to suggest a parallel universe of movie posters untethered from a commercial drive, floating somewhere closer to book jacket design or museum-worthy art posters. Have a look at our slideshow for an excellent preview of what's inside Soy Cuba. The book is out at the end of the month from Trilce Ediciones.

The cover for the book comes from the 1964 poster for the Czech film "The Sun in Red" designed by Francisco Yanes Mayan.
This is a poster designed by Rene Azcuy Cardenas from 1966 for the Bulgarian film "Captive...
Here's a poster for the Cuban film "Cyclone" designed in 1965 by Rene Azcuy Cardenas.
Rather a striking image from Antonio Fernandez Reboiro for the 1964 film "Harakiri from...
Here is Aldo Amador's 1968 movie poster for the Soviet film "We Knew Him Only by...
The 1963 Italian film "The Little Apartment" was the inspiration for Rafael Morante Moyerizo's work.
Poster from 1975 by Rene Azcuy Cardenas for the Bulgarian film "The Final...
The 1969 Japanese film "Industrial Tycoon" was the inspiration for Rene Azcuy Cardenas's poster.
Rene Azcuy Cardenas's 1975 poster is for the Soviet film "The Horseshoe...
Here's another by Cardenas, this time from 1967 for the Italian film "The...
Another design by Amador from 1968 for the Japanese samurai film...
This is Cardenas again with a 1965 poster for the Polish movie "Weekends." Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our ...
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