There will hopefully be an exhibition of Posters from the People’s Republic of Poland [Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa [PRL]. On exhibition there will potentially be some extremely rare and largely unknown gems of graphic design.
I’ve started a Pinterest page for your viewing pleasure. Probably the best way to view a large number of posters in one go – and will ultimately be the best place on the entire web view them. Remember I can source many, many poster titles, so if the one you want isn’t on the website then just ask!
Surreal and slightly unsettling Hitchcock film posters. Rare and getting rarer.
Polish Posters Exhibition
Hoorn, The Netherlands
35 km North of Amsterdam
July 8 – October 7, 2012
Posters in the immediate post-war period in Poland were homages to the dreams of communism. Many hailed the Soviet Union and featured the happy proletariat.
By the end of the 1950′s Socialist Realism had been dumped in Polish art. The Graphic Arts Department at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts divided its areas of instruction into fine arts, visual communications, applied arts, and poster art. And with the help of artists such as Trepkowski and Tomaszewski what become known as the Polish Poster School was born.
Stanislaw Zamecznik was a graphic artist, poster artist, scenographer and architect.
Maciej Hibner held exhibitions worldwide [including in London, Paris and Delhi] and won many awards and much admiration.
To Buy these posters go to the 1960′s gallery on the VIEW POSTERS tab or follow this link: http://www.polish-posters.co.uk/view/1960s/
To view more of both of their works click their names on the following link: http://www.cinemaposter.com/FSTallart.html enjoy!
Exhibition of Treutler’s work is currently running at the Kemistry Gallery in London. http://kemistrygallery.co.uk/current-show
His work utilises bold colour, simple imagery and vivid lines to underline the strength of the message, and is distinguished by an abstract style typical of the Polish poster artist. Treutler’s posters are as fresh and engaging today as when they were first produced.
A taste of his work:
Wiktor Gorka [1922-2004] was one of the greats of the Polish School of poster design. A graduate of Cracow Academy of Fine Arts, he spent time in Cuba and Mexico where the Galeria Wiktor Gorka is situated.
A bit more info: http://www.posterpage.ch/mem/gorka/gorka.htm
And examples of his styles: