this thread shows a great deal of cultural myopia. consider these facts:
- surrealism in eastern europe, unlike in the west, survived well into 1980s; some artists still work in that framework (e.g. jan svankmajer)
- as sam_x rightly pointed out, a poster was considered an art form (hence great posters for shitty films, like trading places or the muppet movie)
- since 1990s, 20-something harvard mbas have been teaching eastern europe how to properly do things, hence the end of this psychodellic poster craze. thank god, the world is safe, and all the publicity for hollywood movies comes directly from hollywood too. also, thanks to the 20-something harvard mbas, eastern europe is nearly devoid of any labour laws, and people literally cannot earn their living.