It’s not even a long time ago, I visited my favourite bookstore. This time I found absolutely amazing letter/writing papers with black and white drawings of famous writers, actors, painters, or philosophers, and with their quotes.
It was created by Czech publishing house that is called Krásná paní (Beautiful Lady). They publish quite nice stuff all the time, but this one mesmerized me the most.
In the package there are twelve yellowish lists. In every list there is a black and white drawing of famous artist on the right side, and more or less known philosophical quote on the left side.
Artists were drawn by Václav Teichmann, the first Czech caricaturist who succeed in the World Press Cartoon – prestigious contest for caricaturists. You want to see more brilliant Teichmann’s drawings? Please, click here.
In the letter papers you can find Franz Kafka, Samuel Beckett, G. B. Shaw, Rudolf Hrušínský (Czech acclaimed actor), Andy Warhol, Salvador Dalí, or Immanuel Kant.
For example Rudolf Hrušínský said: “Everyone should believe in something above him/her. He/she doesn’t have to, but he/she should. Because then it’s easier to find balance in life.” Another one? OK. Irish playwright G. B. Shaw said: “The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor. It takes me peace every time I come.”
How gorgeous are these letter papers? I must say, I love the Teichmann’s caricature with Kafka and Jewish star the most. So, let’s just write a letter with Franz Kafka! By the way, a German-language writer of novels and short stories, who was born in Prague, and wrote The Trial or The Metamorphosis, once said: “In the struggle between yourself and the world, second the world.”