21 Vintage Political Posters from Cuba

Cuban OSPAAAL posters from the archives of Michael Tyler, a collector from Bath, England

Mike has a number of duplicates to offer in exchange for a few elusive posters he's trying to find. You can reach him at m_w_tyler [at] hotmail [dot] com


1969, poster by Rafael Zarsa, Day of Solidarity with the People of Laos
From the collection of Michael Tyler



From wikipedia:

The Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America (Organización de Solidaridad con los Pueblos de Asia, África y América Latina), abbreviated as OSPAAAL, is a Cuban political movement with the stated purpose of fighting globalisation, imperialism, neoliberalism and defending human rights.
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From its foundation until the mid-1980s, OSPAAAL produced brightly coloured propaganda posters promoting their cause, however, financial difficulty and ink shortages forced the organization to stop producing these posters. However, in 2000, these posters began to be printed again.

These posters, as they intended to be internationalist, usually had their message written in Spanish, English, French, and Arabic. As opposed to being put up on walls around Cuba, these posters were instead folded up and stapled into copies of Tricontinental, so that they could be distributed internationally. This allowed OSPAAAL to send its message to its subscribers around the world.




1969, poster by Faustino Perez, Day of Solidarity with Venezuela
From the collection of Michael Tyler






1968, poster by Faustino Perez, Day of Solidarity with the People of Palestine
From the collection of Michael Tyler






1970, poster by René Mederos, Day of solidarity with the struggle of the people of South Africa
From the collection of Michael Tyler






1975, poster by Lazaro Abreu, Queens House of Detention
From the collection of Michael Tyler






1971, poster by Ernesto Padron, Together with Vietnam
From the collection of Michael Tyler






1968, poster by Daysi Garcia, Day of Solidarity with the Afro American People
From the collection of Michael Tyler






1970, poster by Alfredo Rostgaard, Santo Domingo 1965
From the collection of Michael Tyler






1969, poster by Guilermo Menendez, Day of solidarity with the Japanese People
From the collection of Michael Tyler






1970, poster by Faustino Pérez, Day of solidarity with Zimbabwe
From the collection of Michael Tyler






1970, poster by Lazaro Abreu, Day of solidarity with the Arab Peoples of Syria
From the collection of Michael Tyler






1968, poster by Alfredo Rostgaard, Democracy Representative
From the collection of Michael Tyler






1968, poster by Alfredo Rostgaard, Tricontinental Conference 3rd Anniversary
From the collection of Michael Tyler






1969, poster by Daysi Garcia, Day of solidarity with Angola
From the collection of Michael Tyler






1971, poster by Alfredo Rostgaard, Sekou Toure
From the collection of Michael Tyler






1978, poster by Olivio Martinez, Day of the Heroic Guerilla
From the collection of Michael Tyler






1970, poster by Asela Perez, Solidarity with Latin America
From the collection of Michael Tyler






1968, poster by Berta Abelenda, Day of Solidarity with Palestine
From the collection of Michael Tyler






1969, designer unknown, For an Independant South Yemen
From the collection of Michael Tyler






1970, poster by Lazaro Abreu,
Day of world solidarity with the people of so-called Portuguese Guinea and Cape Verde
From the collection of Michael Tyler






1972, poster by Alfredo Rostgaard, Nixon
From the collection of Michael Tyler






1972, poster by Alfredo Rostgaard, Nixon (unfolded)
From the collection of Michael Tyler



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Cuban film posters by Eduardo Muñoz Bachs (1937–2001)



This post first appeared on July 10, 2013 on 50 Watts