Halftone Havana is an illustrated research paper that explores how illustrators from the United States and Cuba have depicted one another's landscapes and inhabitants over the last three centuries. It traces the development of well-known iconography and stereotypes, and situates these legacies within larger diplomatic, media, and social histories. The project considers how illustrators represent foreign subject matter during eras of war, free travel, isolation, imperialism, embargo, dictatorship, romanticism and nostalgia.
This project was developed through the Norman Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies Fellowship. Halftone Havana has been acquired by the TL;DR Zine Archive at the Sam Fox School at Washington University in St. Louis, and included in DB Dowd Modern Graphic History Library and Archive.