Decorative purposes

The design of labels and packaging devised by graphic illustrators for decoration of packaging products and identify allows a particular product. The BNE retains a label proves excellent products consumed in the early decades of the twentieth century, such as canned fruit, sweets, spices, drinks, tobacco, weaving, cleaning products, commercial printed matter, etc. are labels cromolitografía checks, technical par excellence used in the graphic arts for this type of small printed during the late nineteenth and early decades of the twentieth century.

1 Labels of tobacco.

In the tobacco terminology "" empowerment is the name given to the plate litografiada covering the fund of cigars. The urban fabric that offers the cromolitografía thematic and wealth of these labels sought to capture the attention of the tobacco users. The collection of over 4,000 allotments placed in the BNE iconográfica offers a great variety not only of portraits of monarchs, politicians, writers, etc. or characters from different countries, Cuba, brazil, netherlands, france, germany or spain but also exotic, attractive female figures, means of transport, allegoric figures and a long etc.

2 Marquillas cuban cigarreras.

The marquillas cigarreras, combining images and text, illustrated the packaging of cigars produced in Cuba during the second half of the nineteenth century, showing a wide range of topics, including picarescas scenes of daily life of Havana. Were litografiadas in the company Litográfica in havana from 1850. The collection of nearly 1,000 marquillas, was acquired in 1983 and in accordance with the labels that estamparon the most important tobacco factories of Cuba as the royal and Imperial Factory Honesty.


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