Bratislava, Slovakia

graphic artist, designer

Ladislav Čisárik jr. was a Slovak heraldic artist, painter, and graphic designer. In 1990, Ladislav Čisárik jr. and Ladislav Vrtel co-designed the Coat of arms of Slovakia, the current flag of Slovakia, and the presidential standard of the President of Slovakia.

He owned and operated his own graphic design studio, called Signum, in Bratislava from 1979 until his death in 2017.
Ladislav Čisárik jr. worked with the Heraldic Commission of Ministry of the Interior to create new Slovak national symbols in the aftermath of the Velvet Revolution, including a new flag and coat of arms.Working together, he and Ladislav Vrtel, an expert in heraldry, created a new Coat of arms of Slovakia in 1990. Ladislav Čisárik jr. and Vrtel based their modern design, which includes a double cross, on an existing 14th century coat of arms.However, they chose to enlarge and triple the size of the double cross their new coat of arms because they considered the cross to be a meaningful national symbol. Čisárik and Vrtel also designed the flag of Slovakia, which came into force on 3 September 1992, and the new presidential standard, both of which incorporates their coat of arms.

In 1994, Ladislav Čisárik jr. illustrated a guidebook called "Najstaršie rody na Slovensku" ("Oldest Homes in Slovakia").

He also released a map in poster format in 1996 which shows the official municipal flags and coats of arms for 136 cities in Slovakia


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