Summer Poster Release at Rue Lafayette

July 9, 2011


Nuevos Hispanismos

July 3, 2011

Here are three more covers for the Nuevos Hispanismos Collection.

South By Midwest 2011

February 23, 2011

In the last few years the world of affect has been recognized as one of the most intriguing and productive fields of inquiry across disciplinary borders and cognitive domains. Affect is considered a key concept for the understanding of new forms of hegemony within the framework of late capitalism as well as a threat to national and global social orders. The III South by Midwest International Conference on Latin American Cultural Studies has been planned as an interdisciplinary exploration of the role that emotions, feelings, and passions play in the formation of collective identities and in the development of social conflict. The conference will focus on the affective articulation of ethic, aesthetic, and political issues and on the symbolic strategies utilized to express and represent affect in Latin American contemporary culture.

New Book Collection

January 13, 2011

“Aproximaciones a la Cultura Contemporanea” / Approaches to Contemporary Cultura is a new collection for Vervuer Verlag Publishing House to be realeased during the Week of Spanish Culture and Cinema “Cinemanía” in  Regensburg, Germany.

Holiday Parlor Tour 2010

December 20, 2010

2010 Lafayette Square Spring Tour

April 28, 2010

AIGA ST. Louis Design Show 2010 Award Recipients

April 13, 2010

Seems like the poster for the Holiday Parlor Tour made it! Thank you AIGA St. Louis. See the complete winner list here.

The Tempest Ball 2010

March 13, 2010

The Tempest Ball audiovisual piece is here. This is a 47 seconds motion graphic piece that will be promoting the Shakespeare Festival St Louis’ 10th Anniversary Gala. Visit The Tempest Ball 2010 Facebook page for more.

Ariel & Caliban

December 16, 2009

Theatre, savage Islands and Sponsor Opportunities

December 12, 2009

This is a print piece I’ve being working on for The Tempest Ball. I’m really loving every minute of this project. This is a interesting tip: The Tempest is a very special referent for Caribbean people. In 1971, Roberto Fernández Retamar -current Casa de las Americas’ President- published his essay “Calibán”. A sort of manifesto for Latin American and Caribbean writers. In his essay, the central figure of The Tempest -the rude savage Caliban- becomes a powerful metaphor of Latinoamerican cultural situation—both its marginality and its revolutionary potential.

Retamar finds the literary and historic origins of Caliban in Columbus’s Navigation Log Books, where the Carib Indian becomes a cannibal, a bestial human being situated on the margins of civilization. The concept traveled from Montaigne to Shakespeare, on down to Ernest Renan and, in the twentieth century, to Aimé Césaire and other writers who consciously worked with or against the vivid symbolic figures of Prospero, Caliban, and Ariel.

Of course I had no intentions of providing that level of depth to the project I’m working on, but I found quite interesting the juxtaposition of this two realities: The Tempest Ball concieved as  a courtesan divertimento, and Retamar’s vision of The Tempest as a cultural study. I can’t help my self, I read Retamar before reading Shakespeare. And both are great.