Posts Tagged ‘Saint Louis’

Havana. Poster, book & cigar

November 22, 2011

© Havana.Carlos Zamora Design & Illustration

Havana featured at The Egotist St. Louis

November 22, 2011

I’m happy to see Havana has captured the attention of  The Egotist. A nice and respected source of inspiration for the local creative industry. Thanks guys.

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.

Lafayette Square Summer Poster

July 10, 2011

Summer Poster

People make places. Welcoming characters depicting the warm hearted essence of this neighborhood are the central theme of the Lafayette Square Poster Series. The wit, quirkiness, and slightly strange nature of its inhabitants are captured in this 18 x 24 poster inviting you to come and play.

Summer in here has a whimsical melody. Free concerts and movies orchestrated by the Arts Council of Lafayette Square make of the Park the perfect destination in Saint Louis. This poster celebrates the golden days of summer in Lafayette Square. Come over next Saturday and do not forget your dancing shoes.

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.

2010 Lafayette Square Spring Tour

April 28, 2010

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.