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Balaton - Holidays at lake Balaton

Hungarian title:

Nyaralás a Balatonnál - IBUSZ

Artist: Size:
Máté, András A1 1 Sheet (cca. 55 x 84 cm)
Year: Condition:
1964 Fine. Light fold marks, some foxing, a few small tears along the borders.
Material:
Paper, offset.

Price: $800


Description:

An outstanding design by András Máté, the legendary poster designer.

András Máté was a central figure of the generation of artists that kicked off in the late 1950s, His designs have a lyrical, delicate, and harmonic character. He was one of the most talented and frequently commissioned poster artists of his time. Máté was one of the leading artists in the golden age of the film poster in the 1960s and he had the opportunity to design posters for the greatest films of the time. Beyond movies, he designed all types of posters, including commercial, propaganda and event posters. Besides, Máté often worked on posters for tourism companies of the time, such as the national bus company IBUSZ and the Hungarian airline company Malév.

This piece - along with another one for IBUSZ from 1965, which was advertising Budapest - is an antecedent to that series. It depicts a typical landscape of the lake Balaton's neighbourhood in a bit more abstract portrayal. The poster employs a rougher cutout technique: the strong colorful shapes have rough edges, which gives the image a very natural effect, and also contributes to the impression of motion. This design is a highly artistic and decorative composition that achieves first-class effect with the simplest means. 

This piece can be considered one of the most beautiful Balaton travel posters.