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  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Czech Republic (designed and printed)

  • Date:

    1989 (designed and printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Votruba, Jirí (designer)
    Štastný, Pavel, born 1965 (logo designer)
    Blažek, Bohuslav (text)
    Civic Forum (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph in blue and red printed on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Zdenek Kavan

  • Museum number:

    E.14-1991

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DRAWER 32

Most schools in Prague had participated in the 'Velvet Revolution' in Czechoslovakia by suppoting the general strike on the 27th of November 1989. This poster captures the joy of both pupils and teachers at the prospect of education without censorship or constraint following the fall of the communist regime.

Designed, printed and published in former Czechoslovakia

Physical description

Poster issued in support of Civic Forum and reproduced from a screenprint. The design is a schematic negative image of four schoolchildren, two with raised hands addressing their teacher in joy at Czechoslovakia's liberation from communist oppression, as a result of the Velvet Revolution. The design also features the artist's imitation of the Civic Forum logo.

Place of Origin

Czech Republic (designed and printed)

Date

1989 (designed and printed)

Artist/maker

Votruba, Jirí (designer)
Štastný, Pavel, born 1965 (logo designer)
Blažek, Bohuslav (text)
Civic Forum (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph in blue and red printed on paper

Marks and inscriptions

PANI UCITELKO, UZ NAM NEMUSITE LHAT!
Please Miss, you don't have to tell any more lies!

j.v.
These are the artist's initials signed in the plate, but as the custom under communism was freequently to express a name with the surname first, it is not known which initial refers to the first name and which to the surname.

Dimensions

Height: 60.1 cm maximum, Width: 84.9 cm maximum

Descriptive line

Poster issued in support of Civic Forum designed, published and printed in former Czechoslovakia, 1989.

Production Note

Designed, printed and published in former Czechoslovakia

Reason For Production: Commemorative

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Freedom; Politics; Truth; Ideology; Education; Celebration

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Politics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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