Designed in Cuba: Cold War Graphics

6th November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 19th January 2020 @ 5:30 pm

Much of Cuba’s iconic graphic design is instantly recognizable the world over. But alongside the familiar image of Che Guevara, Cuban artists have produced uncompromising design and illustration to deliver Cuba’s revolutionary message around the world. These works have rarely been seen – until now.

Designed in Cuba: Cold War Graphics is the first major exhibition of graphic design from Cuba’s ‘golden age’. It brings together 100 posters and 70 magazines distributed across the globe by OSPAAAL: Fidel Castro’s Organisation of Solidarity of the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America, an organisation founded to promote cooperation between socialist countries and liberation movements.

The works in the exhibition were produced by 33 designers, many of them women. All were created between 1965 and 1992, reframing the familiar story of the Cold War through a wholly unfamiliar angle.

Black Power, 1968 © Alfredo G. Rostgaard, OSPAAAL, The Mike Stanfield Collection
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6th November 2019 @ 10:00 am
January 19 @ 5:30 pm


House of Illustration
2 Granary Square
King's Cross, London N1C 4BH United Kingdom
020 3696 2020
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020 3696 2020
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