Juan Carlos Distefano is an Argentinian artist, designer and teacher. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital, in 1933 and graduated from Escuela de Artes Gráficas and later studied painting at the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes Manuel Belgrano, Buenos Aires
In the early 1960s, Juan Carlos Distefano became a member of the graphic staff at the Instituto di Tella in Buenos Aires, an educational establishment founded in 1958, to commemorate the engineer, Torcuato di Tella. Departments of the school included art, social science, music and political economics. Whilst working for the Instituto di Tella he designed a range of posters, programmes, brochures and book covers alongside Juan Andralis, Humberto Rivas and Roberto Alvarado.
His distinguishable, modern design work uses line and motion in a modern, aesthetically-pleasing way and his posters, in particular, have won various awards. His mix of experimentation and utilisation of the International Typographic Style amplified his work and fame beyond the continent.
Here is a selection of the work he produced from 1963 for the Institute alongside Juan Andralis, Humberto Rivas and Roberto Alvarado. featured in Gebrauchsgraphik, 7, 1966.
Juan Carlos Distefano, Exhibition Posters, 1964 and 1965