Karel Teissig’s mysterious collage poster.
- title: Jörg Ratgeb – Painter | Jörg Ratgeb – Maler | Malíř Jörg Ratgeb | East Germany, 1978
- director: Bernhard Stephan
- with: Alois Švehlík, Margrit Tenner, Olgierd Lukaszewicz
poster design: Karel Teissig, Czechoslovakia, 1978
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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