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EUROPEAN FILM POSTERS

May 13, 2017
Title: EUROPEAN FILM POSTERSVenue: Czech Center New York / New YorkCategory: ExhibitionDate: 05.02.2017 - 05.30.2017Time: 21.00 hDescription:   EUROPEAN FILM POSTERS POSTERS BY CZECH DESIGNERS OF THE 1960s-90s MAY 2-30, 2017 OPENING RECEPTION- MAY 2, 9PM The strong and unique style of this period of Czech film posters was influenced by the political and cultural circumstances of the time. The lack of a free market and commercial advertisements allowed designers to elevate poster design to an artform, which resulted in very high aesthetic standards that differed from the film poster production of other countries. The exhibition brings together 66 film posters designed by masters of Czech graphic design, characterized by bold illustration, handcrafted elements and an original, playful aesthetic.  Posters on display include films by Federico Fellini, Agnieszka Holland, David Lean, Juraj Jakubisko, Michelangelo Antonioni, István Szabó, Wolfgang Petersen, Claude Lelouch, Luchino Visconti, Nikita Michalkov, Tony Richardson, Ettore Scola, and Karel Zeman, among others.