(1. 6. 2011 - 31. 8. 2011) —
The Summer Poster Feast will take place in three Prague arthouse cinemas (Světozor, Aero, and Oko) during the three months of summer, beginning on June 1st and continuing until August 31st. The exhibition will feature 100 original Czechoslovak film posters, mostly from the 1960’s.
The Summer Poster Feast will introduce posters from the Terry Posters collection that have never been displayed. The exhibition will focus on prominent Czechoslovak designers who created their film posters during the 1960’s and later stopped designing them for various reasons, e.g. their emigration. During this short period, they managed to create artworks which now belong to the golden fund of Czechoslovak film posters.
The exhibition focuses on designers who designed only a limited number of film posters (usually between 10 and 30 posters), unlike graphic designers who focused on film poster design for 30 years between 1959 – 1989 and created hundreds of graphic designs (Karel Vaca, Milan Grygar, Zdeněk Ziegler, Karel Teissig, Josef Vyleťal and others). Nevertheless, they participated significantly in setting the high standard of Czechoslovak film posters, and many of their film posters belong among the best film posters ever designed. Many of them, including Jiří Balcar, Richard Fremund, Zdeněk Palcr and Jan Kubíček were founders of the modern progressive Czechoslovak film poster school at the beginning of 1960’s.
The exhibition will introduce posters by the following designers:
Richard Fremund, Eduard Hájek, Miloš Reindl, Bohumil Štěpán, W.A. Schlosser, Miroslav Vystrčil, Čeněk Pražák, Jiří Svoboda, Jaroslav Milovanský, Jan Kubíček, Zdeněk Seydl, Jiří Balcar, Václav Kasík, Miroslav Klomínek, Miroslav Pechánek, Břetislav Šebek, Jaroslav Sůra, Vladimír Fuka, Zdeněk Palcr, Ladislav Dydek, František KArdaus, Vladimír Tesař, Jan Meisner, Jan Kratochvíl, Miroslav Němeček, Stanislav Vajce, Josef Flejšar, Eva Galová-Vodrážková, Alexej Jaroš, Hermína Melicharová