Fantastic illustrations! Very Dada/Surreal in the fashion of Ernst and Hoche. Especially like the cover.
"Make it new" indeed. Many of these would make great posters. I wonder if he did any? 1968 - was certainly a banner year for a lot of things. I like how he uses image to make his point.
Please may I come book shopping with you? I promise to carry the bags and not complain.
Fantastic blog! Was hunting for ex-libris designs and came upon one of your older blogs.... Cheers, Astrid
Thanks for your comments. I realized I do have another Stepan book (kind of pathetic that I didn't know it!), so he will show up again soon.Mr. Knappy-Head, it might sound like a good idea now, but you will curse your fate. (As do my long-suffering friends.)
I'm sure your masochist friends are thoroughly enjoying themselves. What a thirst-quenching site. Damn you! I should be outside in the sun, doing some weeding.
Bohumil Štěpán was famous illustrator and caricaturist in the 1960s. After Russian occupation of Czechoslovakia and suppresion of Prague Spring in 1968 he emigrated to Munich.http://www.terry-posters.com/plakaty/parametr-1-autori/3664-stepan-bohumil
I found it so funny :D I have a book from him and I can laught everytime about it: funny ideas and good pictures. :)