Vector illustrations of the Good Soldier Schweik

Vector illustrations of the Good Soldier SchweikOn this page you can download vector illustrations of the Good Soldier Schweik (also spelled Švejk (original, Czech language), Schweik, Shveyk or Schwejk ) by the Czech painter, illustrator and writer Josef Lada.

 

Soldier Schweik is the main character in the satirical novel “The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Schweik During the World War” written by Jaroslav Hašek. On the surface, you may get the impression that the book is easy and funny to read and, as such, meant  for broad masses. If you look deeper, however, through different caricatures, i.e., dramatized characters, you can see the relations that once ruled in the disintegrating Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the ridicule of militarism and imperialism in Europe during World War I. Hašek is facing us with an absurd picture of the time, full of human folly, in which Soldier Švejk, proclaimed as a person of lower intelligence, is often the person with the most sensible opinion. “The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Švejk” is the most famous and most translated novel of Czech literature, and one of the first anti-war novels in the world.

 

The original book contains rich illustrations painted by the renowned Josef Lada. In total, he drew over 1,300 illustrations of Soldier Švejk in his life, and three of them can be downloaded here. We hope that this text and high-quality illustrations will make you feel inspired to read this extremely interesting book!

 

Illustrations of the Good Soldier Schweik are only for personal use, not for commercial use. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

 

Available file formats: vector (.eps and .svg) and 2D CAD (.dwg)

 

Vector illustrations of the Good Soldier Schweik - .dwg file format (193.46 KB)

 

Vector illustrations of the Good Soldier Schweik - .eps file format (1.00 MB)

 

Vector illustrations of the Good Soldier Schweik - .svg file format (772.91 KB)