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.
Set up after WWI under the patronage of Helena Paderewska, the organisation commissioned designs from some pf Poland’s most celebrated artists including Tadeusz Gronowski, Marek Freudenreich and Andrzej Pągowski.
Witty and amusing, but also insightful and astute, Kaja’s work cast the country’s lesser-known glories in the spotlight in a manner that felt fresh and compelling.
Youth festival explores poster art, patriotism and much, much more.
A poster competition organised by the Institute of National Remembrance aims to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence.