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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Cuba: 50 Years Since the revolution

Today, Cubans celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolution amid a floundering economy. It was 50 years ago that Dictator Fulgencio Batista fled Cuba in the early hours of Jan. 1, 1959 and a young lawyer turned revolutionary leader (Fidel Castro) emerged from the jungle to declare victory and take power along with his supporters.

Raul Castro, who took over as acting president last February, will address the Cuban citizens from the south-eastern city of Santiago de Cuba. For a more in depth look at where Cuba finds itself at this anniversary year click here.

This series of posters was designed by José Papiol Torrent to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Cuban revolution.

1959:
1 of 10 in a series created for the tenth anniversary of the Revolution. The letter “R” of Revolución is superimposed over a well-known photographic image of Ché and Fidel.

1960:
The letter “E” of Revolution in the form of the Cuban flag serves as the central design element.

1961:
This poster commemorates the Bay of Pigs. The letter “V” of Revolution is superimposed over a photographic image of armed soldiers on a tank.

1962:
This poster focuses on the October Crisis of 1962. The letter “O” of Revolution with a circle of stars superimposed over photographic image of a missile serves as the central design element.

1963:
The letter “L” of Revolution superimposed over photographic image of Fidel Castro serves as the central design element.

1964:
This poster commemorates volunteer agricultural workers. The letter “U” of Revolution superimposed over photographic image of a field worker serves as the central design element.

1965:
This poster commemorates the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC). The letter “C” of Revolución serves as the central design element.

1966:
The letter “I” of Revolution superimposed over photographic image of a soldier serves as the central design element.

1967:
This poster commemorates Ché Guevara. The letter “O” of Revolution superimposed over a photographic image of Ché serves as the central design element.

1968:
This poster focuses on the ten-million-ton sugar harvest goal of 1968. The letter “N” of Revolution superimposed over a photographic image of an agricultural worker and a machine serves as the central design element.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 5:00 pm  

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