This beautiful poster of Che by well known Cuban designer Félix Beltrán was commissioned by the Castro government upon news of Che’s 1967 murder in Bolivia. Soon after Che’s body was found, versions of this poster were produced in a number of different languages for all the embassies in Cuba, while the Spanish-language version lined the streets of Havana on the day of his 1967 memorial parade here. I found this beat-up lithograph original in Havana today; paid a lot, but would have willingly paid more. If I were more superstitious I’d say it portends an excellent 2011, a year with more justice in it.
¡Feliz Año Nuevo!