Our second Poster Monday spot of the day is for the poster 7 Days in Havana, designed by Gizelle Monzon for the film of the same name. The movie is composed of seven stories that take place in a week in Havana, Cuba. 8 posters were made for this film, one for each story and a general poster. The posters were made by 7 different Cuban designers. Just like the film, the poster tries to show the hidden reality of Havana, using an Iceberg as a metaphor. Each point represents a story and you can see how each one is related to the others.
The poster was designed from the beginning using a limited number of spot colors in order for it to be reproduced in silkscreen, using a completely manual process, typical of all movie posters of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC).
Giselle Monzon is a Cuban graphic designer, born in Santa Clara. A graduate from the Institute of Design in Havana (ISDI), she is a professor of the institute and the School of Communication at the University of Havana. Currently working as a freelancer. Her work is closely linked to the cultural field, mostly focusing on creating posters. Giselle says “My relationship with design is very close, I love my profession in its broadest spectrum, but making posters has become my greatest addiction. One I would not want to control”
You can see all posters for 7 days in Havana here: http://www.7diasenlahabana.es/havana-exclusiva/#bloc1
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