Fiesta Poster and Pin Revealed at La Primavera
Photos: Fritz Olenberger / OSD
Source: Old Spanish Days
During a sold-out Fiesta kick-off event, 2019 La Presidenta Barbara Carroll unveiled this year’s official Fiesta poster and pin.
The poster is an original graphic design by local Santa Barbara artist Victor Sigismondi, and features a classic parade scene in bright vivid colors. It showcases the children, dancers and horses in the parade in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara.
“I wanted to capture the essence of the parade in my poster, as the parade is my first memory of Fiesta, and it’s what drew me in as a Fiesta volunteer all of those years ago,” said La Presidenta Carroll. “I think the parade is one of our most iconic events, and anyone who has ever attended our parade will instantly recognize the scene and connect with it,” Carroll added.
The Fiesta pin depicts one of the most iconic images of Fiesta, the Fiesta dancers. “For the pin design I knew I wanted to use the dancing couple from many of our past Fiesta posters,” said Carroll. “It’s an image that is well-known in our community, and, in addition to the parade, it’s the other image that everyone recognizes and can connect with.”
La Presidenta Carroll concluded “I hope both the poster and pin are images that resonate as quintessentially Fiesta and stir happy memories.”
The original image for the Fiesta poster was created by La Presidenta Carroll’s lifelong friend, Victor Sigismondi, a local artist and graphic designer, OSD board member Debbie Oquist assisted with its completion, while Steve Lipman at Pincrafters assisted with the pin design.
Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara, now in its 95th year, is dedicated to honoring and preserving Santa Barbara's rich history, spirit, culture, heritage, and traditions. Fiesta 2019 will be held July 31 - August 4. The next official event is Fiesta Ranchera which will be held on June 20, 2019 at Rancho la Patera & Stow House in Goleta. Additional information can be found online at www.sbfiesta.org