A World Where Everyone Believes What You Believe in Exactly the Same Way by McMalva Hoffins
"Every female housecook must become capable of governing the State." Lenin, 1921
The Reds and the Whites, a war game. Soviet board game released 1929.
Book cover art by Josef Čapek - Optical Illusion (Prague: Aventinum, 1924)
The third edition of the first book by Karel and Josef Čapek to be published by Štorch-Marien’s Aventinum publishing house. Each edition of The Outlaw features a different cover design by Josef. This edition, following the design of the first edition, is a visually ambiguous optical illusion similar to Rubin’s vase (which from another perspective is two faces). From one perspective we see a forest of fir trees, but if we focus on the negative space around the trees, the background becomes foreground and the image melts into an abstract design pattern.
Stanislav Odvárko - Life in Our Times (1935), Czech. Illustrations of life during the Great Depression.
Václav Zykmund (Skupina RA) - illustrations from the 1939 text Kámen (Stone)
Josef Istler (Skupina RA) - illustrations from the 1946 Czech text Cobwebs (Pavučiny).
Václav Zikmund - Czech Surrealist illustration from the 1936 F.J. Müller printing of Karel Hynek Mácha’s poem Máj (May). Only 100 copies on handmade paper.
"Working People are taking back what belongs to them!" Photo collage from the Illustrated Guide to the National Front Government of Czechoslovakia, published by the communist-led Ministry of Information in 1945.
Karel Dudešek - linocut of a proletarian romance, published in his text Balada, 1932, (edition of only 200 copies)
Josef Capek - two full-page color cubo-expressionist linocut prints from the 1927 book Levana and Our Ladies of Sorrow. Images signed by the artist.