1963 Original Hungarian Poster, Damask Table Cover - Sandor Lengyel

Date: 1963
Size:  22.75 x 32.5 inches
Notes: Poster, Linen Backed
Artist: Sandor Lengyel
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About The Poster: Some of our favourite posters are those for which we can find no specific information, but which make us smile because of their simple graphics, clear message and undeniable appeal. Like this one: sexy housewife, retro table-cloth and paper-cut technique - a fairly winning combination, no? The young woman holds a tablecloth in her hands and the poster reads "It's a Pleasure to Lay the Cloth with a Damask Table-cover!".

About the Artist: "Lengyel was an important poster artist with a unique tone. Despite posters having a humorous style was a common thing in the 1950s and 60s, Lengyel still managed to create a playful style of his own.  

Lengyel studied at the University of Applied Arts. From 1949 he had been working as an independent designer. In the 1960s, he was a highly wanted commercial poster and advertising artist. The majority of his designs was commercial posters, however, other thees can be found in his ouvre, such as circus, road safety, etc. Besides working a lot on posters, he also designed several slide films.

The slowly growing economy of the 1960s gave most of the comissions for Sándor Lengyel: he worked for big companies, well known brands, and state owned department stores.

The most typical element on Lengyel’s posters is that they display cartoon-like, attractive and charming figures: smiling little girls and boys, fashionable men and women. These cheerful figures emphasized the advantages of the product by creating a joyful and carefree atmosphere. Lengyel had a clear, simple, yet very elegant and effortless drawing style that originates in cartoon design. He also liked to use papercut techniques thus creating vivid, colourful shapes.  For fashion brands, he used a less humorous and playful style, which was more elegant. He built up his compositions from black silhouettes, surfaces of raster dots or other patterns, and colourful shapes. Lengyel also worked for bars, cafes, pubs and circus shows." (budapest.com)

Recently linen-backed, this poster is in excellent condition and ready to be framed!