"Havana" Michael Eastman Book Release & Signing - Thursday at Brennan's
We received this submission showcasing the work of two local artists previously unknown by the Egotist yet who clearly need to be featured on this site. Introducing photographer Michael Eastman & designer Carlos Zamora. We were left fairly awestruck by each artist's respective work and applaud their efforts on this latest event:
Join us this Thursday at Brennan's for a Cigar & Spirits Tasting and the presentation of "Havana", Michael Eastman latest book. The book is an exquisite selection of his best photographs after several trips to Cuba in the last 10 years.
Cuban Designer & Illustrator Carlos Zamora, has created the poster for the event. Printed by Elyssia Mann and Steve Brian from All Along Press in Cherokee Street, the poster evokes the faded decadence and melancholy of Havana, once known as "The Paris of the Caribbean".
The sale of the poster will support Cuba Cartel, an online community of contemporary Cuban poster designers living in and out of the Island. "Cartel" is the most used Cuban term for "Poster". The art of poster design in the 60's "armed" the Cuban Revolution with iconic graphic tools that helped to illustrated its social programs. A new generation of Cuban poster designers in the Diaspora -aligned with the ones still in the Island-, are trying to figure it out a way to keep the tradition of illustrating the social evolution of their country. With zero political support, and facing the supply limitations by the American Embargo, Cuban poster designers are challenged by a second graphic revolution: making posters to illustrate the Cuban Transition.
Here's an incredibly informative blog based on the layout and design of the book called The Road to "Havana".
And lastly, the old world ticket design for the event itself:
Clearly we're geeked about everything within this project/event. It's been awhile that we've seen fine art of this standard with St. Louis based artists and we're very excited to introduce them to the community - especially if you've (also) never seen their work before.