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 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.
More on Illustrators from Spain in next post.
Till then Keep reading, drawing, yawning and repeating!