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Poster - I am about four months old! OF - Civic Forum
  • I am about four months old! OF - Civic Forum
    Váša, Josef, born 1945
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I am about four months old! OF - Civic Forum

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Prague (designed and printed)

  • Date:

    1990 (designed and printed)
    1990 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Váša, Josef, born 1945 (designer)
    Štastný, Pavel, born 1965 (designer)
    TZ 55 (printers)
    Civic Forum (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph printed on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by William Barker

  • Museum number:

    E.118-1991

  • Gallery location:

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

After the 'Velvet Revolution' and Vaclal Havel's election as President of Czechoslovakia, the public needed reminding that the real work of changing and sustaining a new political system was only was just beginning. The fledgling Civic Forum, symbolised by the baby, needed popular support in the forthcoming parliamentary elections if freedom and democracy were to be secured for the country.

Designed, printed and published in former Czechoslovakia

Physical description

Poster comprising a black and white photographic image of a baby in the arms of a man, held in a lateral but slightly awkward position. The baby faces the camera with an expression of uncertainty and insecurity. The Civic Forum name and smiley face symbol appear next to the slogan.

Place of Origin

Prague (designed and printed)

Date

1990 (designed and printed)
1990 (published)

Artist/maker

Váša, Josef, born 1945 (designer)
Štastný, Pavel, born 1965 (designer)
TZ 55 (printers)
Civic Forum (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph printed on paper

Marks and inscriptions

© JOSEF VÁSA TZ 55
Lettered with name of artist and name of printer

Dimensions

Height: 57.7 cm maximum, Width: 81.9 cm maximum

Descriptive line

Poster showing a baby in the arms of a man, designed by Josef Vása, published Prague, 1990.

Production Note

Designed, printed and published in former Czechoslovakia

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Offset lithograph

Subjects depicted

Propaganda; Symbolism; Democracy; Elections; The future; Revolution; Freedom

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Politics; Posters

Production Type

Unlimited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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