February 17, 2016
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.
Notes on this code: Most often used on the covers of books, and the posters for movies, about Cuba.
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