Posts Tagged ‘KO&Co’

Green Ways to Wellness Campaign

October 10, 2011

© Carlos Zamora

© Carlos Zamora

© Carlos Zamora

© Carlos Zamora

Green Ways to Wellness is a Great Rivers Gateway’ initiative to promote healthy choices an encourage people to use the system of trails in St. Louis.  You can see the posters at the BJC campus, Metro Stations and bus shelters. Have fun with them.

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.

Shakespeare revisited

December 10, 2009

I’ve being working lately on the image for the 10th Anniversary Gala of Shakespeare Festival Saint Louis. The event -called “The Tempest Ball”- will be an annual party starting 2010 with “seated dinner and festivities […] with the allure of unexpected theater and performance”. Sounds nice.

Bike St. Louis

January 12, 2009

This posters are every were in St. Louis. I found that very stimulating, specially when you are driving and suddenly you have that spark of color that makes you smile. I love this job.

Bike St. Louis Illustrated

January 10, 2009