Regarded as one of the earlier pioneers of Poland’s poster movement, the work of artist Stefan Norblin is enjoying a fleeting international resurgence after being highlighted by the cult portal Flashbak.
Using the capabilities of Artificial Intelligence and current photos of some of Poland’s best-known landmarks, algorithms employed by ING Bank have deduced what the nation’s most iconic spots will look like in the far-flung future.
United by the slogan ‘Honour and Glory to the Heroes’ the series is divided into two types of posters - one depicting colourised photos showing scenes from 78 years ago, while the second group are portraits of living insurgents holding their own wartime photographs.
After being published by Warsaw City Hall on its social media, the design sparked a raft of opinions from internet users and quickly inspired other cities to jump on the trend and create their own designs alluding to the golden era of Polish poster art.
To draw attention to their beauty and promote them as worthwhile tourist attractions, Sabina Strzelecka set out to discover all of the country’s 17 lighthouses after being inspired during a beachside evening where she caught a glimpse of a distant flashing light.
Striking a chord with the public for their humorous but also tender depiction of coastal life, the series reveal a Poland that is instantly recognizable to millions of people.
Channelling Poland’s rich tradition of graphic art, the works have now helped Gdynia’s copious but often unsung charms reach an entirely new audience and, in the process, boosted the city’s standing as something of a crucible of creativity.
The series of paintings by Katarzyna Nowakowska brings a nostalgic and fable-like feel to the representation of some of Poland’s beloved vacation spots.
Created for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Jan Kallwejt’s striking poster features a lynx and its cub in the forefront, with a forest behind it. The rest of the poster shows various threats to the lynx, from hunters between the trees to the destruction of its natural habitant by deforestation and road construction. Tree stumps show where trees have been cut down.
Projekt 26 was founded by friends Sylwia Newman and Harriet Williams, a Polish-British duo who live near each other in south-east London and bonded over their shared love for mid-century art and design.