Code-X (90)

By: Joshua Glenn
February 17, 2016

cuban comic

Call this cultural code: FIDEL-TONES.

Definition: Earthy yellow and red color scheme, in a midcentury palette reminiscent of Cuba’s Revolution-era color scheme, as a visual cue signaling Cuban-ness.

chico

Notes on this code: Most often used on the covers of books, and the posters for movies, about Cuba.

cuba libre

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