Photo Gallery: Vintage Romanian Theatre Programs


The more advanced graphic design gets, the more we appreciate amazing work that was done with no computers, no special tools, no handholding, and the more we like images to look a little rough around the edges. Plus, we admit we’re always suckers for a good mixed-media collage or manic scribble. These program covers, designed for the Comedy Theatre in Romania in the ’60s and ’70s, have an organic charm and bizarre sense of whimsy that is often hard to find in our slick modern world, and what’s more, they kind of make us want to see these 50-year-old Romanian plays. Go figure. Click through for more images, and check out an expanded collection on butdoesitfloat.

Public Opinion, 1971 – 1972

Rhinoceros, 1963 – 1964

Duck Head, 1965 – 1966

NicNic, 1967 – 1968

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1971 – 1972

Public Opinion, 1966 – 1967

Troilus and Cresida, 1964 – 1965