1900 b. December 13th. in Prague.
Czech, Intellectual, Poet, Type designer, Collagist
1920 One of the founders of Devetsil.
1926 Typography book ABECEDA.
1934 Joins Surrealist Group of Prague founded by Nezval ->, Honzi, Jezek, Toyen
and Jindrich Styrsky.
Frequently sees Mary Low and Juan Brea.
1935 Arranged for Andre Breton to visit Prague, who arived with Paul Eluard
and Jacqueline Lamba.
He also brought other international avant-garde figures like Le Corbusier, Man Ray,
Paul Klee, Vladimir Mayakovsky ->, and Walter Gropius ->, among many others,
to lecture and perform in Prague.
1938 On break up of Prague group produces Surrealism against the Current
- distancing themselves from the Communist party.
1941 Designed the clandestinely publication On the Needles of These Days -> a
collaboration with Jindrich Heisler and Jindrich Styrsky which was dedicated
1948 Teige was first hailed as a progressive, then denounced for not toeing
the party line.
1951 Photographer Emila Medkova joins his revived Surrealist circle.
Oct. 1st. d. of a heart attack,possibly after ingressing poisen, and said to be a result
of a ferocious Soviet press campaign against him as a 'Trotskyite degenerate'.
His papers were destroyed by the secret police, and his published work was
suppressed for decades.
his companion, Joska, threw herself out of the window and died not far from him
See wiki -> and work -> and more ->; and more -> and more ~>.
Video Typography Book -> and Book Covers ->.
Karel Teige ->: L'Enfant Terrible of the Czech Modernist Avant-Garde -
Ed. Eric Dluhosch and Rostislav Svacha (1999).
See Review ->.