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Alejandro Rodríguez Fornés (Alucho) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00118
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.

Dates

  • 2014-2018, undated

Creator

Language of Materials

Spanish and English

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Extent

3.00 Linear Feet

21.1 Gigabytes

Biographical / Historical

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.
Title
Guide to the Alejandro Rodríguez Fornés (Alucho) Collection
Author
SCRC Staff, Karen King
Date
October 2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English, Spanish

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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