#photography & visual arts
Poland is the last country to be featured in the Graphic Design Month series, organised by Centre du Graphisme in Échirolles. Poland has incredibly rich history in graphic and poster design – this will be the largest retrospective of Polish poster design in Europe.
Given that Polish graphic and poster design has such a long and rich history, the Polish Graphic Design Month in Échirolles, Grenoble and their environs, will last much longer than a month! The project will consist of nine different exhibitions presenting the wealth and variety of Polish poster design:
- THE POLISH POSTER. 1952-2018: A graphical revolution (17th November 2018 to 31st March 2019)
- THANK YOU HENRYK: A Tribute to Henryk Tomaszewski
- The Headliner: Cinema (17th November 2018 to 31st January 2019)
- CINÉMA.S (17th November to 21st December 2018)
- POWER AND PASSION: Theatre and opera posters (17th November to 23rd December 2018)
- ON THE STAGE (19th November 2018 to 31st January 2019)
- JAZZ (10th January to 31st January 2019)
- CYRK (19th November 2018 to 31st January 2019)
- 20/20: A Tribute to Circus Posters
The exhibitions will be an extensive presentation of Polish posters and the designers that created them. It will include: posters, sketches, mockups, book covers, archival photographs, videos and animation.
The Polish Graphic Design Month will be inaugurated with THE POLISH POSTER (1952-2018): A Graphical Revolution exhibition on 17th November 2018, curated by Justyna Jedrysek and Michel Bouvet. Visitors will have the opportunity to see pieces by 61 Polish graphic designers, from three generations – from representatives of the Polish School to contemporary designers.
The exhibitions in and around Échirolles will focus on a different kind of poster including film, theatre and circus posters, while the THANK YOU HENRYK exhibition will be special tribute to Henryk Tomaszewski, one of the greatest Polish poster artists and a founder of the Polish School of Posters.
Centre du Graphisme
polish school of posters
polish graphic design
The project is organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute operating under the Culture.pl brand as part of POLSKA 100, the international cultural programme accompanying the centenary of Poland regaining independence.
Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017-2022.
Source: press materials, compiled by HSz, translated by NR, NOV 2018