• Steven Heller

Ladislav Sutnar Goes To War

Today we are showing one of the last works designed by Ladislav Sutnar (photographs by Jiri Jenicek and Karel Hajek) before departing his homeland during pre-world war Czechoslovakia. It appeared immediately after the so called Munich treaty, where the English (and allies) allowed Adolf Hitler to occupy the Sudatenland. Parallel captions in Czech, Russian, German, French and English. A dramatic photographic presentation of the Czech army, in training, a year before the German invasion. The handsome graphic design of the 1938 Cesko-Slovenska Armada is by Ladislav Sutnar, then director of the State Graphic School in Prague, a year before his departure for the United States. It is a masterpiece of propaganda filled with great black and white photography soldiers manning heavy artillery designed to thwart the Nazi aggressors.


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