Good-lookin' books.
December 18, 2004 8:33 AM   Subscribe

Czech book covers of the 1920s and '30s. Czechoslovakia was an amazingly creative place between the wars, and this Cooper-Hewitt exhibit showcases some of the book covers it produced. Here's an overview and descrption of styles; you can explore them here. I particularly like Sborník Literární skupiny, Jaroslavu Královi k padesátinám, Nejmen┼íí dum, and the work of Karel Teige. (Via wood s lot.)
posted by languagehat (9 comments total)
great post, languagehat. thanks.
posted by orelius at 9:53 AM on December 18, 2004

posted by kenko at 9:54 AM on December 18, 2004

posted by vacapinta at 11:05 AM on December 18, 2004

Ooooh, more design inspiration! Thanks, CantCrown.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 12:54 PM on December 18, 2004

Thanks, languagehat - those are wonderful!
posted by yoga at 2:28 PM on December 18, 2004

I know that "robot" was a word invented by a Czech around this time.
posted by bardic at 6:26 PM on December 18, 2004

In "R.U.R." by Karel Capek, on display.
posted by kenko at 7:06 PM on December 18, 2004

What a beautiful site. That title font on the front page is gorgeous. I'm going to spend quite a bit of time nosing around in there. Thanks, dear languagehat: you never disappoint.
posted by melissa may at 10:50 PM on December 18, 2004

Thanks, languagehat. Czech books are a passion of mine. This is beautiful, beautiful exhibition.
posted by gesamtkunstwerk at 5:10 PM on December 19, 2004

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