Welcome to Poster Monday. For today’s selection we have a poster from Grzegorz Myćka. Grzegorz was born in 1989 in Poznań, Poland. A printmaking student, passionate designer who loves illustrations, animation and traditional graphic design apart from poster of course, hand drawn techniques, photography, creating scenes, building models, somehow he loves ‘sculpting’ a poster with photos. Some of his works has been selected for international contest such as: International Student Poster Biennial in Lublin, Poland, GDFS International Poster Competition in Scotland and Biennial of Photograpical Poster in Plock, Poland.
The poster featured above entitled “Franz Kafka year” is a part of a poster series announcing the Franz Kafka Year (2013 was his 130th birthday). To create this poster Grzegorz combined digital and traditional media. First he quickly painted the main picture, using ink only, and photographed the whole thing before it dry out. Grzegorz tried as many times as possible before achieving the right result. Once he had the image started working on a custom typographic to complement the poster.
For Grzegorz designing is just like that old Chinese story about a painter who was asked by the Emperor to paint him a fish;
“The Emperor called an artist and requested a painting of a fish. The artist agreed, went home, and no one saw him again for a long time. One day the Emperor came to the painter’s house and asked for his painting. The painter took out a sheet of paper, a brush, some ink and painted the fish in front of the Emperor. The result was astonishing. The Emperor asked the painter why he had not painted it sooner to what the painter replayed by opening his cupboard from which felt dozens of paintings of the fish and saying I wasn’t ready”.
If you would like to know more about him visit his personal website and stay tuned for the second Poster Monday spot of the day.