István Köpeczi Bócz
1919 - 1978
Köpeczi Bócz was a graphic a set designer.
He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, where he later became a professor, between 1945 and 1951.
After 1951, he worked on stage designs for various theaters in Hungary. He also designed puppets for puppet theatres. Köpeczi Bócz was a versatile talent: he created posters, advertisements, illustrations, stamps, caricatures, stage designs. He worked in the Hungarian film and television industry, and as a goldsmith as well.
In the 1950s he designed posters in the obligatory socialist realist style. He soon switched to a more modern and cheerful poster style that better fitted his character.
In the 1960s he designed many posters, mainly for theatres and movies. He also designed commercial and concert posters. His works are characterized by his playful and humorous attitude: he used funny characters in colorful compositions. His designes employed humorous scenes, and they played a powerful role in forming the visual culture of the 1950s and the 1960s. .