For this Poster Monday spot we featuring the poster of Lajos Nagy; born in 1971 in a small rural town in Hungary. Graduated from the SZTE JGYPK Art Institute, the Department of Drawing Art History in Szeged, and the Hungarian University of Applied Arts, now MOME in Budapest. He has participated in several group and solo exhibitions in Hungary and the then Yugoslavia.
Lajos Nagy tell us about his poster “The title is “Green”, but only because it has this caption on it. It was said recently in the Hungarian Parliament: “… your party is like a watermelon: beautiful green on the outside, but angry red on the inside!” A Member of Parliament thus criticized the Green Party, paralleling their aspirations with some of the Communists’ goals. Citizens of Central European countries, especially if they are old enough, perhaps are really more sensitive, they have a better view of the dark sides of each political movement. They experienced that every hard dictatorship started as a fresh, youthful, well-intentioned movement, and then they began to look very similar to each other in hurting and killing people, and the end was always a tragedy. Yes, this is a political poster, but not simply against or in favor of a party or movement, but it seeks to highlight the importance of critical thinking and to be bold in expressing our views despite trends and fashion”.
“I love the poster as a branch of art. I used to be more interested in painting, but a poster conveys more direct, easier-to-understand messages, is more versatile in what design elements can be included, such as typography, and reaches many people, so it’s simply more practical. Design is usually considered a practical branch of fine art” says Lajos.