For the semester long project I am going to focus my efforts on Cuban design.
This week I’ve focused my efforts on communicating with the AIGA Director who is Cuban. He connected me to research sites and other designers to talk to. I’ve been keeping a personal journal of images and emails to designers in Cuba. It’s nice to have the first-person interaction. I’ve scheduled a visit to the AIGA archives which I’m excited about.
Turns out the AIGA program director, George Fernandez, whose been there 16 years is Cuban. I introduced myself to George and asked him if he could recommend any resources. He shared with me a collection of Cuban posters from the 1960s-1990s. George connected me to his dear friend and Cuban design expert Santiago Pujol.
Here are a few of my favorite contemporary Cuban inspirations thus far: