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Polish Posters from Psychedelic Era
April 29, 2009   
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Posters produced at the end of the 1960s and start of the 1970s by Polish artists fascinated by graphic art in English-speaking countries are on display at an exhibition called Wind from San Francisco at the Wilanów Poster Museum.

In the late 1960s, graphic designers in English-speaking countries started making use of colorful, soft letters taking on diverse shapes and changing sizes even within a single word. Another popular type of decorative lettering referred to 19th-century Art Nouveau typography. Graphic art was dominated by handmade drawings characterized by continual, broad lines and bright, psychedelic colors.

This style flourished in Poland in the 1970s, seducing the most prominent members of the Polish school of poster design, including Waldemar ¦wierzy, Wiktor Górka, Henryk Tomaszewski, Andrzej Krajewski, and Jan Sawka. These are among the artists whose work is on show in Wilanów.


Open through May 17
Wilanów Poster Museum, 10/16 Stanisława Kostki Potockiego St., tel. 0-22 842-48-48
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