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Profily z prací mistrů československé fotografie photobook series

Contributed by Alex Chumak on Mar 6th, 2021. Artwork published in
circa 1980
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    Profily z prací mistrů československé fotografie photobook series 1
    Photo: Alex Chumak. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Two of the books of the series Profily z prací mistrů československé fotografie (Masterworks of Czech Photography) made in Czechoslovakia in 1980s show the works of Josef Sudek and Josef Ehm, both of whom are acclaimed Czech photographers. The books’ design made by V. Jedlička shows the rare Lamina Don font paired with Jackson and Gill Sans used for the series title and Super-Grotesk as the main text font. As there was no Cyrillic version available at the time, Literaturnaya was used for text in Russian.

    Profily z prací mistrů československé fotografie photobook series 2
    Photo: Alex Chumak. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Profily z prací mistrů československé fotografie photobook series 3
    Photo: Alex Chumak. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Profily z prací mistrů československé fotografie photobook series 4
    Photo: Alex Chumak. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    • Lamina Don
    • Jackson
    • Super-Grotesk
    • Literaturnaya
    • Gill Sans
    • Universal Grotesk

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    2 Comments on “Profily z prací mistrů československé fotografie photobook series”

    1. Nice find, Alex! Laminda Don was used at least for one more book in this series, the one about Vilém Heckel from 1981.

      Image: Antikvariát Valentinská.

      Knihobot.cz has images of the book about Josef Ehm, including one that shows more of the interior typography in Super-Grotesk. The page numbers appear to be from Universal Grotesk.

      Image: Knihobot.

    2. Hi Florian!

      I know about this 3rd book, but I have only the first two in my collection. I also know that the later books of this series have totally different design.

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