During a period of profound and rapid social and political changes, the Cuban poster boldly documented and embodied the spirit and ideals of the Cuban revolution. ‘Thanks to those daring, inspired artists, an important part of the visual memory of Cubans is indelibly imprinted in their bold graphic designs,’ writes Leonardo Padura Fuentes in Mira Cuba: The Cuban Poster Art from 1959 (2014). ‘It had a dignity and an aesthetic standing that turned the utilitarian poster into a milestone of Cuban cultural history in the second half of the twentieth century.’ —Christies.com
For further reference, please see the essay, "Revolutionary Design: The Cuban Film Poster," in relation to holdings at Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian Design Museum.
The Cuban Poster Collection in Fleet Library at RISD consists of forty-nine items acquired as a one-time purchase in 2001. It is one of several collections in the library’s Archive of Graphic Design and Illustration, which can be accessed through the Visual + Material Resource Center.