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Lányi, Imre

1905? - ?

Lányi was a poster artist who was active during the 1930s. He designed modernist posters for commercial purposes.

Lányi applied the clear and powerful modernist poster style of the 1920s, which was developed in Hungary by Kassák, Bortnyik, Berény and Irsai. Lányi’s posters were not as meticulous as Bortnyik’s for example. He incorporated realistic drawn depictions of the advertised product. He often used a single strong color as background.

His poster for Pesti Napló (Pest Journal) is impressive with its clear design and intensive red color and the precise drawing of the newspaper. Lányi also designed an impressive poster for the famous Italian tobacco trademark Modiano, which shows his decorative approach. (The poster displays a man in a hat, lighting up a cigarette). 

In the second half of the decade, Lányi often cooperated with György Radó on commercial posters; they created poster designs for the famous Tungsram company, mostly for promoting their lightbulbs. They also designed posters for fashion products and the newspaper Pesti Napló was one of their regular clients as well. They signed their works as Radó – Lányi or as ra-lá.                                                                                                                                         .

Available posters by this artist

Lanyi   modernist safety poster 1937