Item #355 1937 Május 1. [May Day. 1937.]. Árpád Szélpál.
1937 Május 1. [May Day. 1937.]
Artistic Magazine for May Day

1937 Május 1. [May Day. 1937.]

Budapest: Esztergályos János (Világosság), 1937. With illustrated title and last page, designed by Mihály Biró. And several text illustrations. First edition. Printed in red and black. 8 p. Untrimmed. Folded. Cover stained. Torn at foldings, edges chipped.

Magazine of the Hungarian Social Democratic Party for the 1937 May Day. Illustrated by leftist, avant-garde artist, among them Mihály Biró, István Dési Huber and István Szőnyi.

Edited by Árpád Szélpál (1897–1987) the Hungarian poet, journalist and photographer. He was member of Lajos Kassák’s avant-garde circles and published his poems in “MA” and later in “Munka”. As a photoreporter his first works were published in “Népszava”, the Social-democrat newspaper, whose logo the “Red Man with Hammer” was designed by Mihály Biró (1886–1948), who is the designer of the cover and the rear of this magazine. On the cover the “hammer-man” is pictured among red flowers while threatening black dogs, the symbols of Fascism, are surrounding him.


Price: €250.00