Menlo Park, California
The May/June 2006 (#344) issue of Communication Arts magazine features an in-depth article entitled “Cuba Si! Life and design on the embargoed archipelago” written by Circle’s founder and principal, Robert L. Peters. The piece explores Cuba’s cultural and political realities in relation to visual communication, and is accompanied by a selection of graphic design spanning the 47-year span since the Cuban Revolution (many works never before seen outside of Cuba).
Peters has visited Cuba several times in recent years (as co-organizer and chair of the 2001 Havana Design Week held in the Che Guevara Memorial Hall [in conjunction with his board role with the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda)], and several subsequent visits re: design advocacy and preparation for the Icograda World Design Congress to be held in October 2007). In this regard he worked closely with professional Cuban colleagues from the PROGRÁFICA Committee in preparing the feature article, drawing on numerous studio visits as well as one-on-one interviews with designers working both within state organizations and independently.
Peters has been contributing articles to Communication Arts magazine since 1995 and has previously written for CA on design and design events in Russia, Portugal, Uruguay, Australia, Korea, Japan, Brazil, and China. Copies of CA issue #344 are available at book stores and major news outlets around the world and may be purchased online from the Communication Arts website.
Download a pdf-version of the “Cuba Si!” feature article (“About Cuban Design”) here.