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polish posters for west’s movies

We can call it „polish school of posters”, but when i look at these works, i see, that each artist has his own „school”. These are polish posters, made for west’s movies. I think, it’s much more interesting if a movie poster is not only a photo, shot cut from a movie scene, but when it’s an art, an unique artist’s interpretation, convention and technique.

I tried to find posters from the well-known movies, so that you would associate the context. I hope you will like these ones and find it inspiring!

E la nave va — Wiesław Wałkuski

Alice in Wonderland — Leszek Wiśniewski

Marlene Dietrich — Elżbieta Chojna

Sweet and Lowdown — Ela Wojciechowska

Shadows and Fog — Ela Wojciechowska

The Birds — Bronisław Zelek

Breakfast at Tiffany's — Michał Książek

Fight Club — Michał Książek

A Clockwork Orange — Żebrowski Leszek

Amelia — Leszek Żebrowski

Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari — Joanna Górska/Jerzy Skakun

The Gold Rush — Joanna Górska/Jerzy Skakun

Chinatown — Andrzej Krajewski

Boogi Nights — Andrzej Krajewski

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest — Andrzej Pągowski

Rosemary's Baby — Andrzej Pągowski

Terms of Endearment — Andrzej Pągowski

The Alchemist — Andrzej Pągowski

The Scream — Andrzej Pągowski

Someone to Watch Over Me — Andrzej Pągowski

No End — Andrzej Pągowski

Eyes Wide Shut — Andrzej Pągowski

After Hours — Andrzej Pągowski


5 responses

  1. I stumbled across your blog post via WordPress’s TagSurfer feature.

    Being a Polish Genealogist, I found this bit of Polish Culture absolutely fascinating. Beings Polish, I love the old Polish Romance painters: Jan Matejko or the distant cousin of mine Walery Elijasz(-Radziwill).

    July 4, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    • so i’m happy to see (and read) you here. i hope, you’ll find here some interesting topics! i recommend subscription 🙂

      July 4, 2011 at 1:49 pm

  2. Thomas

    I agree with you that an artist should be set free to design a movie poster. Most of the movie posters produced today seem to be designed by committee and then run by a focus group. I guess because so much money is at risk investors want a nearly scientifically designed poster. These in your post have an emotional impact that would serve a movie better, I think.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    • the shrewd observation!
      i think, another reason might by the fact, that many people wish to see well-known face on the poster. it’s more promising for them than a piece of conceptual art.

      July 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm

  3. I really like the Alice in wonderland.

    July 14, 2011 at 7:55 am

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