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1924 Lithograph R.U.R. Carlo de Fornaro Mini Poster Art Rossums Universal Robots

1924 Lithograph R.U.R. Carlo de Fornaro Mini Poster Art Rossums Universal Robots

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"Are you a National Robot? A French Robot? A German Robot? Or a Welsh Robot?"

This is an original 1924 two-color lithograph of a poster, designed by Carlo de Fornaro advertising R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) the science fiction play by Karel Capek at the Frazee Theatre.

Period Paper is pleased to offer a rare and exceptional "mini poster" collection of some of the finest examples of poster advertising art of the late 19th and early 20th century. The collection includes color prints, black and white halftone prints, and several lithographs. Although as "mini posters" they are but a fraction of the size of the original, their powerful graphic designs combined with a succinct advertising message make them highly collectible pieces for the popular culture historian, the poster art collector, or those interested in the history of poster design. Please note: these items are from 1924 and are not modern reproductions, copies, or digital prints.


This 87+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that the faint mark in the right margin is not on the actual print.

  • Product Type: Original Mini Poster; Two-Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8 x 9 inches; 20 x 23 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by de Fornaro, Carlo . Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

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