DVSA artist, Dagmar Vrkljan, speaks about the work, influence and legacy of her father, renowned Czech artist Vojtěch Kubašta, whose three dimensional “pop-up book” books have been published in over 22 languages with over 35 million copies sold worldwide.
Vojtěch Kubašta (pronounced: Voy-tek Kubash-ta) graduated with a degree in architecture in 1938, yet his career as a professional architect was short. From the early 1940s, he worked as a commercial artist, and as a graphic book designer, his illustrations became increasingly popular. He was involved in designing advertising materials for Czechoslovakian products abroad, but for the Christmas season, he designed and illustrated many crèches that were exported all over the world. In 1956, he designed his first fairy tale pop-up book, Little Red Riding Hood. During the years that followed, Vojtěch’s three dimensional books made him a best-selling designer and illustrator.
This talk coincides with the accompanying exhibition in the DVSA Gallery and will feature samples of Vojtěch’s work.
Sunday, November 17 – 1:00 p.m. Free. No registration required.