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Karel Vaca And Zdeněk Ziegler in Company Together

Many thanks to Harriet,

for inviting us to her cosy little “showroom” and for taking such a beautiful care of two lovely movie posters from our archive. They look magnificent in their new surrounding and such a good combination, too. Two phenomenal, possibly most prolific poster designers of the time, both with full bag of poster awards and hundreds of poster designs in portfolio. We can be only astonished by amount/inventivness/variety of their work. While Zdeněk Ziegler was very much attached to graphic design, Karel Vaca was attracted to fine art, specially to abstract painting. Each of them influenced many and helped a lot with introducing Czechoslovak poster design internationally.

Zdeněk Ziegler’s poster design for The Wizz consists of only typeface, combination of Good Vibrations and Manuscript Caps (out of interest please, see also his Flashdance poster). It is excellent example of how far he would go when designing movie posters, truly fascinating. No words to what Karel Vaca did to Mona Lisa either :), such an intriguing, humorous artwork. It was possibly the first 60s Vaca’s poster we were holding in our hands few years back, it is deeply engraved on mind ever since. Karel Vaca was playing all over, nothing was sacred to him and most of the time one just stay speechless observing his art.

Most adorable, thank you so much for showing them to us!

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Please explore poster artwork of Karel Vaca / Zdeněk Ziegler in chronological order.
For all the information on typeface we thank to FONTS IN USE archive.

Amarcord Movie Poster And Peter Kľúčik’s Miracle at New Home

Thank you Claire and Séamus,

we’ve been beautifully touched when we’ve received your fantastic snapshots. Movie posters look fabulous, to add, black fits perfectly to both. Josef Vyleťal‘s Amarcord looks absolutely impressive, one can study any of his movie posters by millimetres. Only very recently we have learned that he was also designing movie sets for such a great directors as Juraj Jakubisko or Juraj Herz, his abilities were endless. Must say thanks to Communist regime and their ridiculous, believe if they would not be around, mr. Vyleťal is happily painting his surreal paintings and we would not be able to explore those beauties he created, well, who knows.

Different story to movie poster designing of Slovak fine artist Peter Kľúčik. His portfolio unlike that of Josef Vyleťal’s with over hundred posters (1964 – 1979) consists of only 5 illustrated movie posters (late 80’s). His main focus was lying on book illustration (many wonderful children books) and ex-libris that are full of surreal, unpredictable, sometimes even bizarre humour. There is great archive of Peter Kľúčik’s artwork in online archive of National Slovak Gallery.

Thank you for taking such lovely care of them !!

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Please explore fascinating movie posters of Peter Kľúčik / Josef Vyleťal in chronological order. Or see other interesting curiosities in our Federico Fellini / Italian Cinema archive.

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Movie posters by:

Pavol Breier
Petr Chalabala
Richard Fremund
Stanislav Duda / Blog
Miroslav Gemrot
Milan Grygar
Petr Hampl
Eva Hašková
Eva Heřmanská
Miroslav Hlaváček
Jiří Hilmar
Vratislav Hlavatý
Alexej Jaroš
Martin Kapiáš
Aleš Lamr
Jan Antonín Pacák
Olga Stárková
Vratislav Ševčík
František Šubrt
Karel Teissig
Karel Vaca
Jan Weber
Karel Zavadil
Zdeněk Ziegler

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Daniel Olbrychski on Dobroslav Foll’s movie poster enjoying new home

Thanks to Patryk and his family,

for such an instant respond to our genuine poster observation request. We love to admire posters in their new places and it makes us very happy when we receive a snapshot.

We can’t express enough feelings towards Polish cinematography. Andrzej Wajda would fall into category of our favourite Polish directors. His Promised Land movie poster designed for Czechoslovak audience felt into hands of Dobroslav Foll, the man of many incredible talents and ways of working with his resources. We will be looking into his wonderful work in few months time and the research will be shown in our poster blog.

 

Promised Land, Andrzej Wajda, 70s Movie Poster, Daniel Olbrychski

The Promised Land poster in B & W surrounding.

Black and white makes it look amazing, you really pulled out the maximum out of it. We like the results, thank you!!

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Discover other fascinating movie posters designed by Dobroslav Foll. Or see other interesting curiosities in our Andrzej Wajda / Polish Cinema archive.

Abstract Poster Design by Miroslav Pechánek on Display

Many thanks to Claire and Séamus,

for letting us to have a look at their wonderful Mama I’m Alive movie poster by Czech typographer, graphic and poster designer Miroslav Pechánek in it’s new environment. We are very happy to see his poster was treated with such a love and care and now it’s beautifully framed and on the wall. Artist did not designed more than 20 movie posters and his name appeared on the Czechoslovak movie posters sometime in early seventies. We still don’t know much about his work, but surely love his portfolio and will look forward further exploration. Movie poster looks astonishing, thank you!!

 

Abstract poster design, 70s Poster Miroslav Pechánek

Abstract poster design by Miroslav Pechánek, 1977.

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Please discover other fascinating movie posters designed by Miroslav Pechánek in our online archive.

Movie Posters Sale / Art Posters Made in Czechoslovakia / 35% October Sale

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Movie Posters Sale, October Sale

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Enjoy 35% discount on any beauty available in our online poster archive. Take advantage of our Poster Sale and get your hands on some of the best designs in the history of poster art. Please type:

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– into a coupon field when checking out. Movie Poster Sale will run until 10th of November 2016. Enjoy browsing!

Please spread the news by sharing around (links bellow).

Note: Posters currently on sale won’t work with the coupon.

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Rudolf Altrichter‘s Girl from the Mountains (1972) movie poster was used in the image above.

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Donkey Skin and Papilio Posters / Magical Framer

Thanks to Rachel and Andrew,

for sending us their snapshots of wonderfully framed film poster by Alexej Jaroš and Karel Teissig. Posters were treated with beautiful combination of lively gold & silver. And what’s more Mr. Framer took a missing corner on the Donkey Skin as a challenge and granted the poster with little / large (in spirits) repair. See his fantastic work bellow.

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Donkey Skin poster 2

Jacques Demy’s Donkey Skin poster by Alexej Jaroš remains in original golden frame.

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Donkey Skin poster before and after the magical touch of Master Framer.

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Papilio, Karel Teissig, 1986

Karel Teissig’s impressive collage for Papilio, 1986.

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Framed Vintage Posters Papilio / Donkey Skin

Both film posters beautifully together.

Thank you for giving them all that love, we are happy we could see them!

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Note: Original posters can be seen by clicking on the images.

Robinson Crusoe Seen in Mallorca

Thanks very much to Britta,

for taking care of Robinson Crusoe poster designed in 1974 by Richtář and for sending us her snapshots. Framing par excellence, it looks absolutely beautiful. White was a great choice and mounting is a joy to look at. Could there be a better place for Robinson Crusoes than Mallorca island? Bellow is the answer:

 

Robinson Crusoe Movie Poster in White Frame

Wonderful colours of Richtář’s Robinson Crusoe poster pulled out by excellent mounting and matching white frame.

 

Robinson Crusoe Poster Framed

Perfect mount in closer detail.

 

Original poster can be seen by clicking on any of the images. Or you can explore other fascinating poster designs made for the films based on Daniel Defoe‘s writings.