Ludzie bez skrzydeł
1947 / 57
Original Polish movie poster for Czech film “Ludzie bez skrzydeł” directed by Frantisek Cap. Poster designed by HENRYK TOMASZEWSKI, 1947.
The poster was first published in 1947. A year later, it was presented at the International Poster Exhibition in Vienna and was awarded First Prize Equivalent. The poster was reissued in 1957. The present copy comes from the second edition (1957) and was published by the House of the Polish Word, as opposed to the first edition published by Zakłady Graficzne RSW “Prasa”
It is one of the most important projects in the history of Polish poster art as it (together with four other posters by Henryk Tomaszewski) drew the attention of the whole world to Poland and gave an impulse to the development of the Polish school of posters, whose most important features have been, ever since, economy of form, metaphor, ambiguity, innovative lettering and excellent artistic technique.
starring: Gustav Nezval, Eduard Linkers, Jirina Petrovicka
original title: Muzi bez kridel
Condition: very good-