From the beginning of the 50’s until 1989 Czechoslovakian leading
graphic artists devoted their time to creating author film posters. It was only
Czechoslovakia and Poland, where graphic artists worked on film posters in such
extent. In this section, you will find posters by 50 most influential
Czechoslovak artists (Karel Vaca, Milan Grygar, Zdeněk Ziegler and others).You
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Created 34 film posters in the years 1960–1967. In the early 60´ s he was one of the first artists to introduce a
modern art language in the film poster industry (collages, paper cutting
Author of posters for famous Czech films like The Fireman´s Ball. Very often uses collage and photo
Grafic designer, illustrator and caricaturist with a very unique style.
Author of animated films. His early film poster for Waltz for a Milion from 1960 is quite intriguing.
Author of mostly painted posters. A typical poster for him would be a
poster for a children film.
Although he created only 23 film posters he is considered one of the
prominent authors of the 60’s and 70’s. His posters for films like 8 ½, Hiroshima, My Love and The Pink Panther are known worldwide.
Author of painted film posters, especially for children films and American
He had created several expressive posters before he went into exile. These
are painted poster Černý Orfeus or designs for British films Zpropadená kariéra
and Hrdina malého světa on which he had used a photocollage inventively.
A member of a younger generation. Most of his work comes from the 80’s.
The author of the famous poster for Miloš Forman’s Hair.
In his poster designs he used only paste-up. Very significant style. One of
his most appreciated works is a poster for Bergman’s movie Scenes from a Marriage .
Worked as a promotional graphic designer at Czechoslovak State Film until the
A member of an elder generation (born 1922) who used in postermaking
newly and with invention the paint-brush technique. He created film, theater and
Started making posters in the 2nd half of the 50’s (a very succesful placard for a Soviet sci-fi film Heaven´s call ,1959). He continued in his career until the
end of the 80’s.
Painter Richard Freimund created 29 film posters in the 1st half of the
60’s. He was the first artist to use cut-out letters in the
film title and a tapestry as an ornamental feature of the poster background.
He had coped successfully with Kazan´s classics in the poster Třpyt
v trávě. Likewise a poster design for film by Yugoslav rebel Dušan
Makaveyev Ohrožená nevinnost was grotesquely playful.
Inspired by the hippies movement, she brought a fantasque colourfulness into
the Czech poster of the 60´s and the 70´s. Posters for Hello
Dolly, Mary Poppins and others come from this period.
The Paprsky inženýra Garina by Soviet director Alexander Ginzburg belongs to
sci-fi genre that was in East-European cinematography very popular and
wide-spread in 70´s and 80´s.
Although, Mirko Hanák had created only a few posters, some of them belong to
the Golden fund of Czech poster. It is foremost a gentle poster for film by
Ingmar bergman Letní sen and an intimate design for early film by František
Before his immigration to Berlin he had belonged to the pioneers of the moder
film poster (award for a poster collection at IFF Karlovy Vary in 1962). He is
known especially for his Belmondo posters (Crazy Pete, Breathless).
Has been making film posters since the beginning of the 70’s. Together with
J.Šalamoun and P.Poš he brought into this branch a grotesque humour (Planet of the Apes, ) Author of an awarded poster for film Harold Lloyd.
He applied his expierience with book illustration by a poster designing
fully. There is a number of demands for his poster on Visconti´s film The
Creates only typographical posters and loosely takes up work of Zdeněk
His career was taking place from the beginning of the 60’s till the end of
the 80’s. His placard for a French film The Lone She Wolf is very succesful. This versatile author
made use of many techniques (painting, collage, etc.).
A promotional printmaker, technic designer and a painter. In
1957–1958 he created by his incommutable creative handwriting ca
20 film posters for The Central Film Rental.
In a poster design for film by French director Robert Dhery Výhodná koupě
Václav Kasík had used ornate car, that refers to his loose design
Author of 20 painted film posters among which the most interesting is a
placard for a famous film by Italian director Visconti Death in Venice.
Malat´s poster design for film Help by famous Beatles is very sought-after.
A poster design for Soviet film Agent bez hesla represents exciting spy
An author of the cult poster on Dušan Hanák´s film 322. He
used both painting and photomontage in his poster designs.
A poster for British film Garderobiér belongs to the most successful
designs of 60´s. In a poster for American film Čtyři přátelé Míšek had used a
motif of musical instrument in a creative way.
She had created first posters in the second half of 50´s. In 60´s, first
exclusively painted posters were changed for collage and photomontage. An
excellent piece is her poster for Yogoslav film Divné děvče or for Frech film
Tak dlouhá nepřítomnost.
His poster for Black Peter was once considered obscene and used to be
censored by cinema managers. He created posters for famous films of the
Czechoslovakian New Wave (The Shop on Main Street, A blonde in love.)
Pechánek had accompanied Italian film Konformista and British film Běž si a
dováděj with great designs. A playful Dobrodružství na Labi belongs to
jewels of children series.
Her concept of a poster for the film A Gentle Creature by R.Bresson became an icon of the Cs
film poster. Her work is characterized by its poetic atmosphere and fantasy (Affection, Young People).
Great czech illustrator and graphic designer who´s common for his works in
area of science-fiction literature. He created few successful movie
posters. Most appreciated is Ikarie XB-1 directed by Jindrich Polak.
A leading representative of the Czech comics school. Cooperated with
Miloš Macourek on film parodies of comics superheroes and also created cult
posters for these (Who would kill Jessie?).
His posters for Napoleon and others, created at the beginning of the 60´s,
introduced modern approaches towards film poster. He kept working on posters
till the 80´s.
Before his immigration he had created about 20 film posters especially
for children films. Used his typical precise drawing technique (Blue
Jaroslav Slovák confirmed his sense of humor in posters for films Střední
útočník aneb potíže s láskou and Harry a komorník.
Jaroslav Sůra created almost 300 posters. However, his work for The
Central Film Rental was more fragmental than his poster designs for theater and
other fields. Still, he created a number of unique posters (Hot
summer, The Big Catch etc.)
His painted placards are typical for his work at the end of the 50’s and
beginning of the 60’s. Later on he enriched his painted posters with dynamic
collage and distinctive typography (Criminals, High
The first Czechoslovakian artist awarded for his film poster abroad (Burziáni 1961, Toulose-Lautrec Award, Paris-Versailles). He
created many brilliant pieces of art work (The Beast is Loose, Viridiana etc).
Posters of Vladimír Tesař, though he worked more in other fields of applied
art, are impossible to overlook. For example, his design on Pasolini´s film Mamma Roma is dominant.
A productive author of the 70’s and 80’s. He created new version of
posters for the Czech film classic (Limonádový Joe, Až přijde kocour). His poster triptych for French comedies
with Louis de Funés was very succesful.
In the 70’s and mainly in the 80’s he got inspired by surrealistic styl of
Josef Vyleťal. He combined painting with airbrush. This autodidact created over
200 film posters (The Name of the Rose, A Cruel Romance, Excalibur).
The most famous Vodak´s poster is The Seventh Seal which was created by laconic, but precise
use of film photography. He addressed himself to designs of film posters on
children films, where he created very playful posters Modrá myška, Zvířátka a kouzelníci.
His work was characterized by a surrealistic poetics. He cooperated with
Juraj Herz on Beauty and the Beast and he also created a wonderful poster for
this film. Other important works: The
Birds, Amarcord, Easy