Karel Teissig’s fascinating surreal poster artwork for 80s psychological horror movie.
- title: Ucle Cyril | Prokletí domu Hajnů | Czechoslovakia, 1989
- director: Jiří Svoboda
- with: Petr Brukner, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Petr Čepek
poster design: Karel Teissig, 1989
Poster is in A3 format (42 x 30 cm). Unfolded. Slight crease on edges and gentle folds in top corners. 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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