Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sfinx by Frantisek Drtikol

Sfinx - Frantisek Drtikol, oil print, Prague, 1913.
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Zdenek Virt

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Photography by Zdenek Virt. 1960s.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin

Czech matches label from 1960s. (click to image for full size)
Today ist 50th Anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight into space. For that event I advice to visist the amazing ManzeROCK audioblog and listen to there great  space rocking compilation of 50s-60s songs from UK, Finland, Russia, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Bulgaria, Denmark, Netherlands, Italy, France and Yugoslavia.Today also has birthday Czech contemporary photographer Daniel Sperl. And Herbie Hancock. So congratulation!

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Technical data: lens f  7.5 cm, shade 4, 1/300 sec., red filter, sunlight
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Photography by Karel Ludwig, around 1940 - 1942.

Friday, April 8, 2011


 Satan - Boletus Satanas from czech advertising book of Jednota company.1970.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Josef Vachal - Alchemist, 1910.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Do not throw dead animals into the water

Interesting matches-label. Says "Do not throw dead animals into the water". Czechoslovakia, 1960s.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Advertising poster Pilsner Urquell

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Advertising Pilsner Urquell by Bohumil Konecny. 1950s. The poster was destined for export. BTW Pilsner Urquell is my favourite beer!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Rocket to the moon

I am doing house cleaning and found part of my favourite folding picture-book when i was 3 - 4 yars old. It is  east germany book from 1973. Theme of book is traveling. Ilustration Heinz Völkel.

The Sleepwalker

Maxmilian Pirner - The Sleepwalker, 1878. Prague.