Original photo - offset lithography from 1966. This is the English version.
Designer: Robert Landois (1902 - 1982). Signed 'R. Landois' in the edge of the print, at the bottom right.
Size: 96 cm high x 59 cm wide.
Print: Drukkerij Michiels, Berchem.
Condition A / A+ : near mint
Shipping: rolled up in a sturdy tube and sent via track & trace or registered mail.
Robert Landois, Parisian by birth, leaves the city of light around 1950 to become head of the museums in the Antwerp Zoo. Landois, who, in his home country assisted with the restoration of the Palace of Versailles, became creative 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 mother or father animal. Note also the stylized ice mass in shades of blue in the background. As a poster, it serves as 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
- Titre de l’affiche
- ZOO Antwerpen - Het wereldvermaarde levend museum
- Animaux, Art, Art appliqué (design), Graphisme, Publicité, tourisme
- Pays d’origine
- A (excellent - état neuf)
- 96×59 cm