Bachs ICAIC Cuban Film Posters

BACHS, Un Comisario Acusa c.1975, Esperando La Carroza c.1986, El Cine Y Yo c.1995

Born on April 12, 1937 in Valencia, Spain, Bachs came to Cuba with his parents in 1941. With no formal training in graphic design, he made the first poster, in 1960, for the Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematografica (ICAIC) that was founded shortly after the Cuban revolution to produce and promote Cuban films. The association with ICAIC lasted for a lifetime, and Bachs made over 2000 movie posters for them and is considered one of Cuba's most prolific poster artists.

Cuban posters are among the most collectible in the world, and the Cuban film posters produced by ICAIC (Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematografico, the Cuban Film Institute.) The film posters, in editions of 500 silkscreen posters, were usually made for each film shown in Cuba, both Cuban and foreign. (This practice no longer continues because of the shortage of materials as a result of Cuba's economic situation.) ICAIC had its own team of poster artists, including the greats; Bachs, Niko, Azcuy, Reboiro, and from time to time one or another of Cuba's best artists contributed designs.

H: 30 x W: 20 in.