Monday, 16 June 2008

Los Vengadores Incapturables - Bachs 1968

Edmond Keosaian's 1966 Soviet western Elusive Avengers (Неуловимые мстители) is a colour cult classic featuring a gang of four protecting a village from bandits. Working with silkscreen printing creates major limitations for artists, who find that having to stick to flat colours and simple shapes can be restrictive. As the Cuban poster artists grew into the medium they started to create work that made the most of the limitations. In this poster Bachs has used very simple shapes to create a vibrant image to represent the simple peasant dress of the film's characters. The artistic style and shape of the text is Bachs' trademark. Compare the Cuban poster to the Soviet original below - both contain the signature glasses and traditional Soviet winter hat.
bachs Los Vengadores Incapturables cuban poster cuba icaic silkscreen

bachs Los Vengadores Incapturables cuban poster cuba icaic silkscreen


Here's the opening five minutes, courtesy of YouTube:

1 comment:

Craigslist Automatic Poster said...

This is the movie of my dad's time . Some of old movies are so good.