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Czech Film Posters of the 1960s and 1970s

So much for Socialist Realism

The 1953 death of Joseph Stalin led to many major cultural and political changes throughout the Soviet Union, particularly within Czechoslovakia. During the post-Stalin period, cultural institutions were given a new life and, fueled by increased cultural import, artistic experimentation grew dramatically throughout the country. As the Swiss Style (International Typographic Style) of graphic design took hold throughout Central and Eastern Europe, Czechoslovakian designers embraced the clean modernism of the movement and incorporated elements into the graphic design of many advertisements and product packagings. This was particularly apparent in Czech film poster design, lasting even past the Prague Spring and up to the fall of the USSR. Below, take a look at some works by our favorite graphic designers of the era:

 

Naděžda Bláhová:

 

Steven Spielberg’s Duel (1971), poster created 1975

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josef Flejšar:

 

Billy Wilder’s The Apartment (1960), poster created in 1962

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaromír Bradáč:

 

Georges Lautner’s Pasha (1968), poster created 1969

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antonín Dimitrov:

 

Juraj Herz’s Sign of the Cancer (1966), poster created 1967

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedřich Dlouhý:

 

Alain Resnais’ Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959), poster created in 1963

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan Weber:

Miloš Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), poster created in 1978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out some more awesome movie posters herehere, and here.

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