Antanas Kazakauskas, the Maker of Collages and Creative Book ‘Clothing’ in the 1960s-70s

Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis


  • Karolina Jakaitė



book design, photo collage, pop art, postmodernism, appropriation, Swiss typographics, soviet Lithuania


The paper introduces the book design by Antanas Kazakauskas (1937–2019), specifically his work from the widely unresearched period of the 1960s–70s. The paper aims to contextually analyse the compositional principles of the book ‘clothes’ (dust covers, covers) and other constructional elements designed by Kazakauskas and determine the author’s stylistic codes. The research has been largely inspired by my personal acquaintance with the author, the interviews I carried out during 2013–2018, and the access to his personal archive with his original graphic design sketches and home library with the magazines he subscribed during the soviet times. It was his book covers, dust cover cut outs and unfolded lapels which I found tidily laid out in the few drawers of his personal archive that suggested the metaphor of ‘book clothes’.

Author Biography

Karolina Jakaitė

Karolina Jakaitė is a design historian and a researcher at the Vilnius Academy of Arts Institute of Art Research, co-founder of Design Foundation. Her research specialities comprise design history studies, design and identity, national pavilions, Lithuanian design in the 1950s-1970s. Her latest publication – a book about Soviet Lithuanian pavilion in London in 1968 The Cold War Capsule: Lithu- anian design in London in 1968 (Vilnius: LAPAS Publishing House, 2019).

Knygos bloko Vilniaus dailės akademijos galerija Artifex: 2009-2019 dažymas pristatymo metu. Lightstrokephoto (Valerija Semeniuk ir Justas Gulbinovičius) fotografija



How to Cite

Jakaitė , K. (2021). Antanas Kazakauskas, the Maker of Collages and Creative Book ‘Clothing’ in the 1960s-70s: Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis. Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis, (101-102), 318–358.