The Chicha Poster: Design and Screen Printing of the Popular Peruvian Art

A course by Elliot Tupac
Designer, lyricist, serigraphist and muralist. Lima District, Peru.
Joined January 2017
, Designer, lyricist, serigraphist and muralist

Learn the artisanal process for creating traditional posters inspired by music

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% Positive reviews (71)
  • 1207 students
The Chicha Poster: Design and Screen Printing of the Popular Peruvian Art

Learn the artisanal process for creating traditional posters inspired by music


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 97% Positive reviews (71)
  • 1207 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 17 Lessons (2h 7m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

The chicha poster is one of the best known manifestations of Peruvian folk art, characterized by the use of fluorescent colored letters, materialized in posters that are stamped throughout the city to announce Andean cumbia concerts. A process that forgets computers to give value to 100% manual work.

Elliot Tupac is a serigraphist and lettering artist referent in the chicha poster scene, in which he has specialized since 2004. From Elliot's hand you will learn the singular art behind the chicha poster and its vibrant colors.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The Chicha Cartel
  • U3
    U3. Considerations before you start
  • U4
    U4. Do it yourself, make your Cartel Chicha
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You will start by reviewing the history of the chicha poster, showing the influences of Elliot Tupac and his keys in the world of composition.

Then, a brief summary will be made of the materials to be used, the different techniques within the serigraphy and the correct process to develop it. You will review the elements of the composition, with special emphasis on the use of the fluorine ink so typical of the chicha poster.

Once you have studied the basic aspects, you will begin to prepare the design to be developed, drawing on paper and then proceed to cut it out.

In the final stage, you will proceed to choose the color palette to use for the poster. Elliot will teach you how to prepare your frame, select colors and print them on paper in several phases until you finish your cartel chicha.

What is this course's project?

You will design a chicha poster with the name of your favorite band.

Who is it for?

To designers, illustrators, lyricists and anyone with an interest in screen printing.

What you need

You will not need drawing experience, but having it will help you explore more calligraphy options and lettering .

As for materials, you will need a squeegee, a frame (if you do not have it, Elliot will teach you how to make one), sheets of paper 80 grammage and size 50 cm x 70 cm, ink for paper, pencils, erasers and a cutter.


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Elliot Tupac

A course by Elliot Tupac

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Designer, lyricist, serigraphist and muralist

Elliot Tupac is a Peruvian designer who has redefined the trade of a cartoonist. Her work is torn between urban art, silkscreen and design, and her style is characterized by the use of letters in vibrant colors inspired by Peruvian popular culture. From a personal perspective, he develops a handmade work inspired by traditional techniques and specific contexts.

Elliot has exhibited his work in various galleries in Latin America, the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and also in customer campaigns such as Google, Puma, Lollapalooza and BBVA.


Contents

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    The Chicha Cartel

    • Features of the cartel chicha
    • Synthesis and hierarchy in the layout
    • Kinds and limitations of screen printing in the cartel chicha
  • U3

    Considerations before you start

    • materials
    • Types of inks
    • Criteria for use of color and use of gradients
  • U4

    Do it yourself, make your Cartel Chicha

    • Designing
    • Cut and cut
    • Preparing mesh for rack
    • Printing the first layer: black color
    • Selection of colors
    • Printing the second layer: first color gradient
    • Printing the third layer: the second one degrades
    • Last color adjustments
    • BONUS TRACK: character illustration
  • FP

    Final Project

    • The cartel chicha: design and serigraphy of Peruvian folk art

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The Chicha Poster: Design and Screen Printing of the Popular Peruvian Art. A Calligraphy, and Typography course by Elliot Tupac

The Chicha Poster: Design and Screen Printing of the Popular Peruvian Art

A course by Elliot Tupac
Designer, lyricist, serigraphist and muralist. Lima District, Peru.
Joined January 2017
  • 97% Positive reviews (71)
  • 1207 students