The Allure of Czech Modernist Posters

Mar 28, 2013 6:57PM

Last Sunday, the Dutch Poster Museum in Hoorn, The Netherlands, opened its doors for a special exhibition of  Czech Modernist posters from the collection of the Lowry Family of New York City. The beautifully designed posters, which predominantly date from 1898 to 1938, include works by important members of the Czech art and design worlds (Arnost Hofbauer, Ladislav Sutnar, Frantisek Zelenka, Josef Hesoun, Jan Zrzavy, Josef Vachal, Josef Lada, Vaclav Spala and Emil Orlik to name a few) and demonstrate the flowering of poster advertisement in a country that was undergoing major social, economic, and artistic upheavals.

Image: Ladislav Sutnar (with Tschinkel?), “III. Delnicka Olympiada” (1934)