Tamás Soós in 1984, along with Zénó “Kelémpájsz” Kiss and Tamás “Atom” Bernáth, started the band Csokonai Vitéz Műhely. Their intention was to tunnel Hungarian and European culture into the international sphere. However, due to the constant hampering of the Hungarian state, this ambitious goal could not be realized. Nevertheless, the band had some successes. Besides concerts, they were editing a samizdat magazine, and they also released a cassette in the German Democratic Republic. Meanwhile, Soós was the one who designed the posters for his band, characterized by striking colors, like pink and neon tones, dynamic graphics and montage. He particularly like to reference pop art and psychedelic rock posters. In 1988, the band received an invitation to perform in the Netherlands, and they stayed there for a few years, operating under the name Uralbeat.
- Budapest, Hungary
- Bagi, Eszter Borbála
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