This poster of Che by well known Cuban designer Félix Beltrán was commissioned by the Castro government upon news of Che’s 1967 murder in Bolivia. Soon after Che’s body was found, versions of this poster were produced in a number of different languages for all the embassies in Cuba, while the Spanish-language version lined the streets of Havana on the day of his 1967 memorial parade here.
Posts Tagged ‘graphic design’
I really like the new (2009) graphic identity for the restyled Museum of Vancouver. It was designed by Amanda Martens of Kaldor. Related items such as this entryway banner were put together by designer Sofia Pona. The striking building, which also houses Vancouver’s planetarium, was designed by architect Gerald Hamilton in 1968.
Does letterhead design reveal anything about the owner? Was Elvis himself responsible for that cool but unexpected minimal design (and if so, the terrible kerning of his name, too)? These are all from the blog Letterheady which collects letterhead stationery from an a wildly divergent group of people, organizations and eras.
It’s a little-known fact that the graphic icons for each sport – now so familiar to everyone – originated with the Munich ’72 Olympics.