Movie Poster – The Algerian War, Josef Vyleťal, 1974


Movie poster for French documentary with fine surreal illustration by Czech artist Josef Vyleťal.

  • Movie title: The Algerian War
  • Poster design: Josef Vyleťal, 1974
  • Poster size: Large A1 (82.9 x 57.9 cm)
  • Poster condition: Exc.

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Mind blowing surreal poster illustration by Josef Vyleťal.

  • title: The Algerian War | La guerre d’Algérie | Alžírská válka | France, 1972
  • director: Yves Courrier
  • with: Jean Brassat, Jacques Charby, Francis Morane


poster designJosef Vyleťal, 1974

Poster is folded into quarters. Gently creased on edges and folds. Bit of stain and pen writing on folds at the back. Tiny white and reddish printing dots across the bottom. Movie poster is in large A1 format (82.9 x 57.9 cm). Excellent condition.

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.


Josef Vyleťal (1940 – 1989) – Czech painter, graphic artist and film or theatre set designer. He studied architecture at the Technical University in Bratislava and at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. In between 1964 – 1979 he created 115 movie posters. His major influences were surrealism and paintings by North Renaissance old masters. He was married to fine artist and award winning poster designer Olga Poláčková-Vyleťalová.

Award Winning Posters by Josef Vyleťal:

  • 1979 – 2nd prize The Hollywood Reporter Magazine, Silver Hugo at the International Film Festival in Chicago (Beauty and the Beast)


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