Polish poster has become part of world art. I am convinced that it was so successful because it was created by artists, not by the so-called designers. Stylistic diversity which comes from their preferences and professional experience used in the design of the poster resulted in the creation of graphically diverse, individualized images using a metaphor. These are unique, timeless messages that not only once adorned the gray streets. Currently they have found their way to excellent galleries around the world where they are shown, sold and very often decorate interiors – says Sebastian Kubica. During the lecture, the author will present the beginning of the trend in designing called the Polish School of Posters and the great characters of its creators: Henryk Tomaszewski, Jan Lenica, Waldemar Świerzy, Roman Cieślewicz and Jan Młodożeniec and their selected works.
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PhD Sebastian Kubica (born in 1975) is an artist and scientist who feels great in graphics as well as in drawing and illustration. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. An authorial poster and illustration studio has been operating at the University of Silesia since 2004 under his supervision. He is the author of several dozen individual exhibitions and participant of several hundred group presentations and a juror of artistic competitions in Poland and around the world. Winner of many prestigious awards. Since 2014, he has been a member of the Polish branch of FECO (Federation of Cartoonists Organizations) and since 2015 – AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale).