The Posters of Zdenek Ziegler

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When it comes to Czech film posters, there is no one who is more prolific or creatively outstanding than Zdenek Ziegler. For western eyes, one of the more extraordinary aspects of Ziegler’s work, in the 1970s and 1980s, was his ability to make such fabulous posters for such mediocre films. As he told us in Graphis Magazine, Issue 315, he was surprised and disappointed by the quality of U.S. poster designs during his first visit in 1985. Apparently, his design philosophy was latched onto something much deeper.

“People often say my best poster was for a stupid film from Bulgaria….For me the posters had to be against the film. They had to be nice design, rather than advertising.”

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Author: Kayla Harris for Graphis

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