Day 17 – Josef Lada

Happy birthday to Czech illustrator and cartoonist Josef Lada, born on this day in 1887. He created a wealth of popular children’s books during his long career, but is probably best known for illustrating the satirical novel The Good Soldier Švejk. There’s a lot more information about Lada here.The festive scene below is still used as a Christmas card today (although during the Communist period Christian symbols were censored from his designs).

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