Thursday, June 14, 2018

Posters from Home

I just got myself these two movie posters from the former Yugoslavia. Both posters are created by some of the most celebrated Croatian artists.

The first one, created in 1966, is by Andrija Maurović, the father of Yugoslav/Croatian comics. It's for the movie, Konjuh planinom (Konjuh mountain). The movie tells the story of the fight between the Yugoslav partisans against German Nazis. Properly, the poster is in a traditional Socialist Realist style, with a little touch of the dark side of Maurović. The movie was directed by Fadil Hadžić, who in the past I have worked with on quite a few projects.

The second poster, for film Tajna Nikole Tesle (The Secret Life of Nikolai Tesla) from 1980, was designed by Boris Bućan, one of the most legendary graphic designers from that part of the world. Surprisingly, the movie features (among others) Orson Welles as J.P. Morgan.

Because I had the chance to be friends with both of those artists in my old country, it's a pleasure to have their posters now here in New York.

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