Ladislav Sutnar D P Znackadobreknihy (D P The Trademark of a Good Book) (Poster advertising the publishing house Družstevní Práce [Co-operative work], Prague) 1932

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Tschichold said he experienced a "strong feeling for typography" during his visits to Czechoslovakia between 1931 and 1933. Among the designers there with whom he maintained contact was Sutnar, a teacher at the Státní Grafické Skoly (State school of graphic arts). In 1929 Sutnar became artistic director of the state-run publishing house Družstevní Práce and its associated industrial-design firm specializing in modern household wares). The "dp" monogram was a trademark reproduced in all of the company's publications and related enterprises.

Gallery label from The New Typography, December 23, 2009–July 26, 2010.
35 1/2 x 23 5/8" (90.2 x 60 cm)
Purchase Fund, Jan Tschichold Collection
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Architecture and Design

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