Graphic art posters by Alejandro Rodríguez Fornés, known as Alucho. The theme of the posters is primarily film-related and include commemorative posters for Cuban films and or for film festivals. Many are signed by the artist.
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Born in Havana in 1984, Alejandro Rodríguez Fornés “Alucho,” is a prolific graphic designer and an important figure in the use of emerging technologies and digital art in Cuban graphic design. He graduated from Havana’s Instituto Superior de Diseño in 2008. He has worked as a designer for the magazines Literatura y Arte Unión and La Jiribilla, the publishers Gente Nueva and Abril, and the International School of Film and Television in San Antonio de los Baños, as well as the Cuban Institute of Art and Cinematography. His work has been featured in international festivals in Mexico, Bolivia, Ecuador, Turkey, Spain, and Russia among others, and he has participated in exhibitions in Cuba and abroad. In 2014, he won the Bronze Medal at the 13th biennial International Poster Festival in Mexico. He is a member of the National Union of Writers and Authors of Cuba (UNEAC) and currently works in the office of Images and Communication at the Casa de las Américas.
Source: (2017, December 1). Carteles de Alucho, Retrieved from https://libraries.wm.edu/exhibits/carteles-de-alucho
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acc. 2018.020 includes five Analog posters created by Alejandro Rodriguez Fornes, "Alucho": The Red Panther, Saberes y Expresiones, Una Pelea Cubana Contra Los Demonios, Chivo Que Rompe Tambo, and Casa de las Americas. Acc. 2018.211 includes the following posters also by Alejandro Rodriguez Fornes, "Alucho": The Clash Day, Club de Jazz, Permio de Musicologia, Cuba Mistery: Finding Your Own Whale, and Celia Cruz, Oversea.
Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository
Alejandro Rodríguez Fornés (Alucho) Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/8183 Accessed July 16, 2019.