ALBUM DE LA REVOLUCION CUBANA

The Album de la Revolucion Cubana was produced by Revista Cinegrafico in the 1960s as a piece of propaganda aimed at children.

The album and the 271 picture cards were given away with purchases of Felices fruit cans. The cards were then pasted next to the corresponding text in order to complete the illustrated history of the Cuban Revolution.

I found this beat up copy in an open air book market next to the Plaza de Armas in Habana Vieja.

Album de la Revolucion Cubana Cover

Album de la Revolucion Cubana

Album de la Revolucion Cubana

Album de la Revolucion Cubana

Album de la Revolucion Cubana

Album de la Revolucion Cubana

Album de la Revolucion Cubana

Album de la Revolucion Cubana

Album de la Revolucion Cubana

Album de la Revolucion Cubana

Album de la Revolucion Cubana Back Cover

Those gun and knife illustrations really bring the whole thing together for me.

VERNACULAR CARTOGRAPHY

As a directionally-challenged native New Yorker plagued by poor eyesight, short-term memory loss, and a distaste for GPS, I find it incredibly difficult to navigate the streets of any given neighborhood. About 10 years ago, I started drawing little maps on scraps of paper to help me get places. I can’t read maps, so they were never really helpful, but now I have hundreds of these from all over the world. I should invest in a compass.

Vernacular Cartography

Vernacular Cartography

Vernacular Cartography

Vernacular Cartography

Vernacular Cartography

Vernacular Cartography