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Do You Miss Your Country?, Monika Szydłowska, photo courtesy the publisher

Do You Miss Your Country? is the first book by the Polish artist Monika Szydłowska, author of popular illustrations depicting life of Poles in exile. The publication's title refers to 'the main question asked by Poles living abroad,' as the author explains.

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The subject of emigration affects every Polish person. If not directly, then through family and friends. Now anyone can be an emigrant, from a mechanic to a violinist. They can keep in touch with relatives on Skype, shop in a Polish shop, wait for their first payment in pounds or euros. These things have become a generational experience. The minimalist watercolors are enriched with text (both in Polish and English), used to highlight or outline the nuances of common experiences and unexpected situations faced by a Pole outside Poland. They are frequently comical – either through laying bare...

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Various posters by Jan Bajtlik, photo: courtesy of the artist

One of Poland’s most talented children’s book illustrators has been exhibited in Paris for the first time.

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Two People (Dwoje ludzi) is a typical picture book exploring different aspects of human relationships through metaphorical representations. The book was published in Korea five years before it appeared in the author's native Poland.

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Illustrations from one of the most appreciated books by the notable illustrator Iwona Chmielewska.

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Małgorzata Gurowska, photo courtesy of Agencja Gazeta

Visual artist specialising in graphic design (including art books) and graphic print. Born in 1977.

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Jakub Woynarowski, Dead Season / Martwy sezon, cover, photo source: promotional materials

A visually compelling experiment meandering between comic and illustrated book which shows that art's best fuel is art itself.

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Spreads from Jakub Woynarowski's graphic novel based on themes and excerpts from literary works by Bruno Schulz – including the short stories from the series The Cinnamon Shops and The Hourglass Sanatorium, as well as various essays and other fragments of prose.

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Monika Hanulak, photo courtesy of the artist

Born in 1973, she works as an assistant in the workshop of Illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, her alma mater. Together with Grażka Lange and Małgorzata Gurowska, she co-forms the CMYK group. Hanulak specializes in illustration as well as organizing exhibitions. She is especially fond of art books.

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Works and Illustrations by Monika Hanulak. Born in 1973, she works as an assistant in the workshop of Illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Together with Grażka Lange and Małgorzata Gurowska, she co-forms the CMYK group. Hanulak specializes in illustration as well as organizing exhibitions. She is especially fond of art books.

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Józef Wilkoń, photo Włodzimierz Wasyluk/Reporter/East News

Illustrator, painter, sculptor, scenographer. Born February 12th, 1930, in Bogucice near Wieliczka. Lives and works in Zalesie Dolne.

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Tomek Sikora, fot. dzięki uprzejmości artysty

Tomek Sikora is a photographer and creator of posters and book illustrations. He collaborates with advertising agencies, and has won many prizes for his work. He was born on the 9th of September, 1948, in Warsaw.

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Exactly three years after the tragic death of Dziaczkowski an album with the artist’s collages will appear. He was the precursor of a new tendency among the young generation of creators.

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Selected works from the exhibition Designing Polska - Design in Poland organized by Culture.pl in London

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Poster for the exhibition Designing Polska – Design in Poland

Designing Polska – Design in Poland is an overview of Poland’s finest graphic designers and illustrators.

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Agata Królak, fot. dzięki uprzejmości

A handwriting exercise book, a pattern at the end of notes from a lesson, clumsy cut-outs made in art class: Agata Królak’s works take you on a nostalgic voyage to the world of childhood. Her light lines and palette of pure colours, seasoned with a sense of humour, create a dynamic and slightly perverse microcosm.

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Patryk Mogilnicki, photo by PM

A draughtsman and illustrator. He completed studies in Graphic Techniques at the Department of Graphic Design, Painting and Sculpture of the University of Fine Arts in Poznań. He works and lives in Warsaw.

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Szarlota Pawel, photo by Paweł Terlikowski / Forum

The first lady of Polish comic books. Author of the series about the adventures of Jonka, Jonek & Kleks as well as the series about Kubuś Piekielny.

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Dennis Wojda, photo: courtesy of the artist K

He completed the Faculty of Graphic Arts and is an excellent illustrator, nevertheless in the world of comic books he is chiefly known as a script writer.

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Maciej Sieńczyk, Self-Portrait, drawing courtesy of the artist

Author of comic books, draughtsman, illustrator. Born in 1972. Lives and works in Warsaw.

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