WebFind: Terry Posters, an incredible Czechoslovakian poster site

A 2013 poster by Ștefan Georgescu to promote Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds"

A 2013 poster by Ștefan Georgescu to promote Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds”

A project by Prague-based Kino Svetozor, the Terry Posters collection consists of over 20,000 posters from Czechoslovakia between 1930 and 1989, many offered for sale. There’s amazing art represented here by a huge range of influential talents,, including Karel Vaca, Milan Grygar and Zdeněk Ziegler.

Barbarella by Karel Saudek

Barbarella by Karel Saudek

Gozilla, King of Monsters (1956). Art by František Kardaus

Gozilla, King of Monsters (1956). Art by František Kardaus

The Witches of Eastwick (1989). Art by Zdeněk Vlach

The Witches of Eastwick (1989). Art by Zdeněk Vlach

Bullitt (1971). Art by Antonín Sládek

Bullitt (1971). Art by Antonín Sládek

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1986). Art by Milan Pecák

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1986). Art by Milan Pecák

From the early 1950s until 1989, leading Czechoslovak graphic artists devoted their time to the creation of film posters. It was only in Czechoslovakia and Poland that graphic artists worked on film posters to such an extent.

All posters – and not just film posters, either – are original prints from the year stated in the poster description – no copies or reprints,and the site is well organised in several ways, enabling you to search by genre, decade, film actor featured, and by poster artist, too.

It’s a hugely entertaining resource, but I’d put some time aside to browse!

• Terry Posters is at www.terry-posters.com

With thanks to Van Reid



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