Movie Poster – Firstborn, Karel Teissig, 1987


Movie poster with excellent collage design for Michael Apted’s drama by Czech graphic artist and surrealist Karel Teissig.

  • Movie title: Firstborn
  • Poster design: Karel Teissig, 1987
  • Poster size: A3 (38.3 x 27.8 cm)
  • Poster condition: Exc.

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Striking collage poster design by Karel Teissig.

poster designerKarel Teissig, 1987

Poster is in A3 format (38.3 x 27.8 cm). Folded. Slight crease on edges. Little fold in bottom right corner. Excellent condition (NOT PHOTOGRAPHED, PLEASE ASK IF YOU WISH TO SEE A PHOTO).

Movie posters in our collection were promotional materials. Posters used on display in the cinemas across the former Czechoslovakia. They bear signs of their age.


Karel Teissig was a Czech painter, illustrator and graphic / poster designer. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (1945-50) at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels (1948) and since early 60s became one of the most important figures of Czechoslovak poster design along with Karel Vaca and Zdeněk Ziegler. His imaginative posters are inspired by anything from collage / surreal art to illustration or photography and are undeniable among the best movie posters of the era. In 1961 his unique style won him a second prize for a poster titled The Possessors in the Toulouse-Lautrec Prize international film poster competition in Paris.


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