2014 iFEST COMMEMORATIVE POSTER
Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 10:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Ifest Commemorative Poster
Introducing the official 2014 iFest poster designed by one of our favorite Houston artists, Carlos Hernandez. Hernandez fully embraces his Mexican heritage in his work, leaning on a folk art style that often features Day of the Dead imagery and animalia. Richly detailed, each unique artwork evokes both Australia and the Festival, combining Down Under with the Bayou City in one phantasmagoric culture clash.
Only 200 Available. They are available only while supplies last and will not be re-issued once they sell out. Proceeds will benefit Houston Festival Foundation outreach and education programs.
About the Artist
The work of Houston-based serigraphy artist Carlos Hernandez has been featured in the 2011 Communication Arts Typography annual, the 2011 & 2012 Communication ArtsIllustration annual and was also recently published in the 2012 book Mexican Graphicsby Korero Books-UK. He has designed and printed gig posters for such artists as The Kills, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, Santana, and more. Most recently, he was selected as the official poster artist to design the commemorative poster for the 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival. Hernandez is a founding partner of Burning Bones Press, a full-service printmaking studio located in the Houston Heights, and serves as an instructor of Screen Printing at Rice University, Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts.
Hernandez is also known for his Day of the Dead Rock Stars series and has been included in stories by the Associated Press, Pitchfork.com, Texas Music, Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, 002 Magazine, Glasstire.com and the San Antonio Express-News. Click here to visit his website.
About the Houston International Festival and Education and Outreach
2014 marks the 44th year for the Houston International Festival, which is produced by a 501-c-3 non-profit organization, the Houston Festival Foundation, Inc. Festival proceeds and the proceeds from this poster sale will benefit the education program of the foundation. Each year the Houston Festival Foundation produces a teacher’s curriculum guide on the spotlighted country’s culture. The curriculum guide reaches a potential 900,000 students at 1,471 campuses in seven Texas counties.
To complement the 2014 Teacher's Curriculum Guide, the 2014 Chevron Living Museum at the outdoor festival will present major cultural exhibits featuring the honored region, with additional exhibits and presentations including music, dance, storytelling and cooking demonstrations.
In addition, The Artists in Schools program presented by Fiesta Mart will provide outreach to an estimated 1,500 students at eight HISD campuses, showcasing the culture of the honored country.