Exhibition detail


From exhibition:


Cinemas Aero, Oko and Světozor - Prague (1. 12. 2014 - 28. 2. 2015) —

Exhibition which will be presented in Aero, Oko and Světozor cinemas in Prague introduces 102 Polish film posters from our collection. These posters originated in years 1953 – 1991 and their authors are i.e. Roman Cieslewicz, Franciszek Starowieyski, Jan Lenica, Waldemar Swierzy, Wiktor Górka, Jan Mlodozeniec, Julian Palka and Wojciech Fangor.

Polish (not only film) poster is a legend among authorial art posters. In the late 1940’s Polish artists started designing awesome film posters for CWF (Centrala Wynajmu Filmów), similar to Czechoslovakian Central Film Distribution. They approached their tasks in a very unique artistic way, very different from what was common in other European countries and overseas.

Talented Polish designers led by Józef Mroszczak and Henryk Tomaszewski founded a famous Polish school of film poster which has become legendary in the course of years and has been inspiring film poster designers from all over the world ever since. The same thing happened in the Czechoslovakia.. In May 1954 the first exhibition of Polish film posters took place in House of Applied Arts in Prague. This exhibition played a very important role in defining a form of the modern Czechoslovakian film poster.

Terry’s Socks poster collection contains also a vast collection of 2000 Polish posters. Apart from Polish film posters there are also extensive collections of theatre, exhibition, opera, circus, jazz posters etc. All Polish posters from our collection are available to view on our web page. You can search by author, region, year etc.