In 1939, when Ladislav Sutnar arrived in New York to execute his design for the Czechoslovak pavilion at the World’s Fair, he was already known throughout Europe for his pioneering typography, for the force of his graphics and the compelling simplicity of his exhibition design.
Since 1927, he had been in charge of all publication design for one of Prague’s largest publishing houses, director of the State School of Graphic Arts since 1932, and, in twelve years, had designed sixteen major foreign expositions in ten countries, winning the Gold Medal for his work at the 1929 Barcelona Exhibition.
Sutnar was born in Pilzen, Czechoslovakia in 1897. He studied
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