Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Czech Poster Art ROCKS!

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I SCORED BIG WHEN I UNCOVERED THIS WEB SITE IN PRAGUE. THE VINTAGE ART POSTERS THEY HAVE FOR SALE
(yes! for sale!) are simply amazing, and I just scratched the surface in an hour of intense looking. I am in awe of the incredible art, cinema and other real, vintage posters they have on display—enough to teach a class on post-modernist design or typography. It seems that most of the posters I like are from the 1960s. As always, I pulled a good number of my favorites to wet your appetite.

The shop is called Terry Posters, and was opened by film director Terry Gilliam in November 2005. The shop is run by a group of people who also manage the two biggest art cinemas in Prague, Aero and Světozor. Terry Posters exists as a physical shop in the lobby of Světozor cinema (Vodičkova 41, Praha 1) as well as on the web.

For the last two years, Terry Posters has become one of the world’s largest dealers of film posters with a public database of over 5,000 posters on the web. The owners also set up and support film poster exhibitions, with a goal to increase public awareness of Czech graphic art.

I believe this database of film posters is a very important archive for designers, film historians and anyone else in the graphic arts. What do you think?

4 comments:

Red-SSR said...

Great design...wonderful...Gary

joel. said...

fantastic. thank you

Library Vixen said...

beautiful!

nashashibi said...

Amazing, more of collage like posters!, thank you

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