I must apologise if this column is not the academic or historical discourse that this city so richly deserves, but it is the Bielsko-Biała that revealed itself to me – it’s also the Bielsko-Biała that I fell desperately in love with. I’m pretty sure, you will as well.
Lacking the brooding darkness of many of the world’s street artists, Kawu’s work is defined by its jolly sense of innocence. Often utilising the surrounding environment, the artist looks to directly interact with nearby physical elements whilst visually transforming otherwise dull corners of the city.
Coined by illustrator Weronika Lis, the adventures of her alter ego, Agent Fox, have become cult reading in the northern hemisphere following the publication of Agent Fox in Iceland, a comic book inspired by her two-years living in the country.
Henryk Jerzy Chmielewski, better known by his pen name Papcio Chmiel, a cartoonist famous for his adventures of Tytus, Romek and A'Tomek, has died aged 97.
Available on the platform from 2021, the comics follow the adventures of two Slavic warriors, who loosely resemble Asterix and Obelix.
The museum not only serves as home to famous works of art but also as an inspiration to new artists.
Few know that the inspiration behind the famous spinach muncher and pipe-tooting sailor was actually a man born to Polish parents.
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