Czech film posters did not omit the work of film giants like Ingmar Bergman,
Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, Luis Buňuel as well as domestic film legends
like Miloš Forman and Jiří Menzel. Seek for posters for films by hunderds of
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One of the most succesful Czech posters was created by Milan Grygar for
Antonioni’s film Blow Up where he combined his pent collage with quotations of
Roy Lichtenstein and Bill Brandt.
Libor Fára used his typical photo collage when creating a poster for film Scenes from a Marriage. Karel Laštovka’s poster accompanied a
film Cries and Whispers. Also Šalamoun’s poster for Shame is succesful.
Olga Vyleťalová’s poster for film Tristana only illustrates the freedom of graphic artists in
that time. Viridiana poster by Karel Teissig belongs to the supreme designs of
this leading author of Czech film posters.
The poster design of Olga Vyleťalová-Poláčková on Bresson´s film A Gentle Creature is an icon of the Czechoslovakia film
poster. One of the major German printmakers Hans Hillmann created by a method of photomontage the great
poster for film Pickpocket.
One of the cult Czech posters for Fellini’s film 8 ½ was
created by Bedřich Dlouhý. Also Vaca’s poster for La Dolce Vita belongs to the
ground-breaking works of the Czech poster school.
Palcr’s poster for film Black
Peter had to be censored by cinema managers because of its „indecency“.
A poster by Jiří Šlitr for film Audition belongs to the collectibles.
A placard for a film Crazy Pete is typical for the work of Jiří Hilmar who created
his poster designs mostly in the 60’s.
One of the most respectful Czechoslovak printmakers Bedřich Dlouhý created an
unforgettable design on Kurosawa´s film Rashomon. Then, Karel Vaca accompanied by his typical collage
the film Heaven and Hell.
František Zálešák’s poster design for Menzel’s Oscar-awarded film Closely Watched Trains very aptly creates the atmosphere of
this excellent film.
An atmosphere of the film Midnight Cowboy is successfully described by Zdeněk Ziegler´s poster. Milan Grygar enlisted himself by his
poster design on film Marathon Man in a strong tradition of photocollage in the
Fremund’s Rocco and His Brothers (1961) is one of the first author
posters from the 60’s. A Family Portrait poster by Karel Machálek is an
example of his typical anatomical method.
Almost a brutal photocollage of Karel Machálek on the film Oedipus Rex belongs to the most forceful Czech posters. Also
students of UMPRUM in Prague proved their individual approach in design
on film Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom and others.
Vaca´s poster to Vláčil´s film Adelheid belongs to one of the masterpieces of Czech film
poster. Other films of this genius of Czech film in the 20th century are also
equipped with sophisticated poster design – e.g. Marketa Lazarová by Ziegler and Údolí včel by Svoboda.
He was a cartoon film-maker that became a legend and an initiator of movie
animation. Compare posters that were designed on Zeman´s movies in
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