25 November 2020

More ICA artwork by Theo Matejko

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More ICA artwork by Theo Matejko - Black & White Photography and Stereoscopy Blog

I have added some new items to my collection of ICA artwork, including the most beautiful design that Theo Matejko has made for ICA.

I showed some examples of ICA artwork in my previous post about postcards. I mentioned that Theo Matejko's designs were used for multiple purposes by ICA. First an example of a postcard:

ICA artwork by Theo Matejko

This design is also used for the cover of the 1925 catalog. It really shines here and these beautiful designs must have been a powerful marketing tool for ICA. What I also find striking is that many women appear in the designs. Did ICA want to promote photography for women or was it just meant to make their products attractive to male photographers?

ICA catalog from 1925
ICA Catalog from 1925

Finally, ICA artwork on a small folding calendar measuring only 10,5 x 7 cm. It's for the Italian market and shows the calendar year 1926. In my opinion, the right image is the most beautiful design that Theo Matejko has made for ICA. The young woman concentrating on the settings of her camera is simply impressive. You immediately fall in love with this lady, at least I do...

In a way, it's also a timeless image. I associate the image with today's photographers viewing a captured image on the display of their digital camera. Also notice that the signature of Theo Matejko is clearly visible here.

ICA artwork by Theo Matejko
ICA artwork by Theo Matejko

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