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Czech film posters

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I wouldn’t be surprised if these have been linked all over but I hadn’t come across this site before, Czech posters from the Cold War period when promotional material for Hollywood films was home-produced. This makes for some surprising results as with the psychedelic confection for Dumbo shown above. Elsewhere there’s a Piranesian collage for Raiders of the Lost Ark, a peculiar mangling of Richard Amsel’s poster for Hello Dolly, something for Death in Venice which seems to have nothing whatever to do with the film, and plenty of good solid design such as this piece for Pasolini’s Oedipus Rex.

In a similar vein there’s the extensive Polish Posters site which features some really great work from artists like Franciszek Starowieyski.

Elsewhere on { feuilleton }
The illustrators archive

Previously on { feuilleton }
The poster art of Richard Amsel
Bollywood posters
Lussuria, Invidia, Superbia
The poster art of Bob Peak
A premonition of Premonition
Perfume: the art of scent
Metropolis posters
Film noir posters
Czech book covers

 


 

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5 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by sebastiane

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    great post, wonderful art! thank you

  2. #2 posted by vallsack

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    Slavic psychedelia seems totally alien. great find!

  3. #3 posted by A.H.

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    Hi! I mostly wanted to comment because I keep coming across links to your blog when googling things that interest me. You’ve got a fantastic archive of information!

    I started collecting Polish posters a few years ago (before the dollar->euro was such a crunch!) and I have a few Starowieyskis that rank among my prize possessions….

  4. #4 posted by John

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    Hi AH, and thanks. I think the high placing in searches is a result of being widely-linked. I’m certainly not an authority (although I try to be accurate), it’s more a case of pointing people towards things which may be worthy of their attention.

  5. #5 posted by Alex

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    I like this blog very much, I think it worth looking at these old, forgotten masterpieces…
    You can see more like these here: http://czechpostergallery.com
    There is also blog, where you can contribute and share.

 


 

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