Havana, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba”s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) has announced today the winners of the NoMasBloqueo Poster Contest.
The competition was convened by MINREX and the National Design Office (ONDi), with the collaboration of the Office of the Historian of Havana.
As a result of the contest, three works were awarded: the first prize went to Liz Capote, the second one to Armando Mesa, both from Cuba, and the third one to Argentina’s Ana Laura Peirone.
Capote did her work using graphic codes, attached to children’s illustration, expressing tenderness and serenity, while Cuba’s persistence and strength against the blockade is displayed on the poster.
Mesa used basic design resources such as the continuity within a pattern that is broken and represents a pigeon’s fall breaking the balance and visual unity of the triangle, alluding the Cuban national flag and metaphorically transmitting the effects of the blockade.
The jury that granted the awards was made up of visual and plastic arts specialists, as well as executives from ONDI and MINREX officials.
The posters, coming from Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, China, the United States, Italy, Japan and Mexico, according to the jury, are generally characterized by the quality and use of new graphic codes, which provide a different way of viewing the message.
That hostile policy has received year after year the repudiation of the international community at United Nations General Assembly, as a way of violating the most basic rules of international law.