Original advertising poster (offset lithography) from 1966 for the Antwerp ZOO with King Penguins. This is the Dutch version.
Design: Robert Landois (1902 -1982). Signed 'R. Landois' on the edge of the print, on the bottom right.
Dimensions: 96 cm high x 59 cm wide.
Printed by: Drukkerij Michiels, Berchem.
Condition A > A+: near perfect condition.
Shipping: rolled up in a sturdy tube with track & trace or by registered mail.
Robert Landois, Parisian by birth, leaves the city of light around 1950 to become head of the museums at the Antwerp Zoo. Landois, who, in his home country assisted with the restoration of the Palace of Versailles, found creative indulgence in Antwerp, designing among others two remarkable posters.
This is an impressive king penguin standing up high on its legs, flanked by a younger penguin, which stresses the impressive nature of the parental animal. Note also the stylised ice mass in the background in shades of blue. As a poster, it is an example of graphic expressiveness (quote page 13 from: 'Kom nog eens af' - '150 jaar affiches voor de Zoo', exhibition catalogue for the eponymous expo in 1993 in the former museum of the Zoo.)
- Robert Landois
- Titolo del poster
- ZOO Antwerpen - Het wereldvermaarde levend museum
- Animali, Arte, Arte applicata (design), Grafica, Pubblicità, Turismo
- Paese d’origine
- A (eccellente - in condizioni pari al nuovo)
- 96×59 cm