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Drawing on World Issues: Illustrations by Pawel Kuczynski Continue to Make Us Think

Friday 11.08.2013 , Posted by

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There are few things more appropriate for satirical critique that world politics and issues. Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski continues to enlighten us with his colored pencils, shedding light on the more confusing and contradictory elements of the world we inhabit. Often his work revolves around the issues of poverty, war, political honesty and wage disparity, each illustration giving us a chance to pause and ponder. [Read more…]

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Tattoos in Technicolor: Classics Remixed in Poland

Tuesday 02.19.2013 , Posted by

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Take classic tattoo art, mix it together with a rainbow of color and some modern abstract design… and if you’re lucky you might come out with the work of Polish tattoo artist Marcin Aleksander Surowiec. His works channel many of the classic linear skin art forms, yet twist them into something completely original: his characters get geometric patterns in the place of their face; rainbows of color are overlaid on print-like forms; and then there are his completely original designs. [Read more…]

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Sunrise Through the Mist: Beautiful Mornings in Poland

Wednesday 11.21.2012 , Posted by

For anyone who wakes after the sunrise, you’ve missed it. Not so Polish photographer Boguslaw Strempel, he wakes well before the sun to capture some of the early morning delights – fantastic sun rays shining through the forest in his home country and in nearby Czech Republic. [Read more…]

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Woodcut Prints: The Peculiar World of Roman Klonek

Friday 02.10.2012 , Posted by

The bright, colorfully, poppy, peculiar work of one artist is a fresh take on an old style. Designer, Roman Klonek creates his artwork with woodcut prints that pay homage to polish cartoons and history in the country’s propaganda style. He keeps to the traditional method and principles of the medium, but makes his own version of the end art. His woodcut posters are like stepping into a polish cartoon world, which the artist himself describes as a “bizarre balancing act between propaganda, folklore, and pop.” [Read more…]

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Vintage Inspiration: Groovy Posters of Eastern Europe

Monday 01.02.2012 , Posted by

You don’t get much more trippy than the far-out movie posters of Eastern Europe in the 60’s and 70’s. From Poland, Andre de Krayewski created as many as a dozen posters a year for both famous imported films and domestic creations, all with his signature art deco meets pop art style. Other artists like Jacek Neugebauer and Maciej Zbikowski helped further the style, using more bold contrasting colors and a heavy dose of symbolism. Most of the posters loosely (and I mean very loosely) interpreted the story of the film advertised, relying instead on the catchy artwork to draw in viewers. [Read more…]

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Double Vision: Multiple Meanings in Cinema Posters

Monday 10.24.2011 , Posted by

There’s more to these clean designs than first meets the eye. Polish design duo, Homework, have been printing up some very punchy movie posters for the last few years, promoting film fests around the country. Here we bring you a sampling of their work, featuring some of their best examples of creatively combined visuals. See more of their extensive catalogue at homework.com.pl [Read more…]

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Visual Bits #6 > From Poland With Love

Friday 02.18.2011 , Posted by

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Visual Bits #4 > Godzilla Godzilla!

Tuesday 02.15.2011 , Posted by

Polish Godzilla poster found on the excellent monsterbrains.blogspot.com

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