I decided to move back a little in the art of graphic design and screen printing and while wafting in the world of art this fine day we move to Puerto Rico and its greatest designer ever Sir Lorenzo Homar (1913-2004). After a diverse career in gymnastics and jewellery making at Cartier Lorenzo Homar finally found his heart underneath sheets of silkscreen.
He designed several posters used for the Pan-American Games, 1979
He made several other posters for Ballets and Festivals merging Iconography with Spanish themes to produce the picturesque connection between Puerto Rico and Spain. My three personal favorites amongst his posters are.
Ballets de San Juan, Teatro Tapia, 6to Festival de Teatro Puertorriqueña (1963)
Ferrer Esculturas (Sculptor Ferrer)
Homenaje a un aniversario, taller de histriones (for the anniversay of Workshop Histriones)
But Lorenzo Homar was a man of design he saw the world in shapes and typography, intricate and entangled. But when it came to mortals he saw the simplest in them. It is the caricature art by Sir Lorenzo that keeps us in awe and yet under surmises.
Arthur Buckley, Boston
When fishes flew, and, flowers walked
and figs grew upon thorn
some moment when the moon
was blood, then surely I was born
Cpl. Ernest Hughes, Los Angeles
Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright
in the forests of the night,
what immortal hand or eye
could frame thy fearful symmetry
Harry “Curly Flash” Firehock, Long Island, N.Y.
Sgt. Everett Gould, Fitchburg, Mass
By his looks and playing I’d say he looks like Hackett at Nick’s.
And the best of his works: ‘You answer, Mr Morales!’
More on Illustrators from Spain in next post.
Till then Keep reading, drawing, yawning and repeating!