Like their neighbours in Poland, the designers of the Czech Republic, free from commercial constraints and enjoying far greater artistic freedom than their Western counterparts, treated film poster design as an art form. The result is an immensely powerful, wildly original and beautiful body of work.
Orson & Welles are proud to have some of the finest in collection. Some of our favourites include Vratislav Hlavatý’s iconic Planet of the Apes poster giving off some serious Che Guevara-esque vibes, the beautiful Stolen Kisses designed by Karel Machalek and, arguably the most important Czech poster, Olga Poláčková-Vyleťalová’s Une Femme Douce which bagged the Cannes Grand Prix for best poster in 1973.
Other highlights in the collection include Karel Saudek’s fabulously apt Barbarella comic book style design, Josef Vyletal’s wonderfully surreal design for Hitchcock’s The Birds and Karel Vaca’s simple but highly effective design for Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.
Orson & Welles only sell original vintage posters and limited edition prints. They predominantly specialise in film posters from the 1940’s to the present day having been their passion for over 25 years; but their love has expanded to encompass other vintage posters from around the World.
Their hand-picked collections showcase the fantastic array of poster designs from many different countries presenting the best artwork and most sought-after pieces.