The American Car on a Cuban Landscape
role: design, research + copywriting, screen printing
This perfect-bound book is meant to accompany an art gallery of life photography depicting American cars stranded in time on the island 90 miles south of Key West. As the history of Cuba holds personal interest, I decided to do my own research and write my own essay for the book. And, when possible, use my own photography.
The three-color, screen printed belly-band is obvious tribute to the island’s iconic and illegal export, the cigar, and uses colors and elements that the American and Cuban flag share.
The two topics of “cacharros” and cigars was a connection made out of accessibility, but the connection is thoroughly explained within the essay.
Some process sketches of the cigar belly band are included below.