For today’s poster spot we feature “Karl Culley’s Last Gig” of Michał Dąbrowski from Białystok, Poland, currently live in Warsaw, he have a masters degree in applied social sciences at University of Warsaw. Michał knew fairly early that wanted to work in the field of design but
instead of learning how to do things he wanted to learn why to do them. “I could, for example, enjoy classes about the evolution of Mickey Mouse’s face, learn the history of punk rock or write a thesis about mythological aspects of the superhero culture. From today’s perspective I wouldn’t have changed my choice one bit” tell us Michał, “I’ve been working as a freelance and studio based graphic designer for the last eight years and I specialize in the sector of culture. Working with music/musicians is my particularly favorite field and being able to do that is a form of a dream that came true”.
The poster ”Karl Culley’s last gig” is a part of an ongoing series that was designing for Front Row Heroes – a gig promotin’ collective that aims at presenting independent music to the Polish audience. Karl Culley is an English guitarist, songwriter and singer that for reasons known only to him decided to play his last gig anywhere, ever. “While preparing the poster for the event I tried not to focus directly on Karl but on his music. Tried to separate from the artist as a person and see him thru his art. This synesthetic search of how the music looks like and what does the music mean is what excites me the most. In that terms you could see this poster as a form of translation, beginning of a dialogue” says Michał. The images chosen for the posters come mostly from the free of charge stock photo libraries. I think of it as a 21st century DIY attitude (it may also have some “zero waste” connotations come to think of it). It does’t require
much of resources and is accessible for everyone. In the culture based on images, the remix and reinterpretation of meanings are powerful tools. It’s like with music notes: there’s only a bunch of them but combinations are infinite”.
If you would like to find out more about Michał Dąbrowski work visit her personal web page and remember to submit your poster for the next edition of Poster Monday. Find all the info you need in our submissions page and facebook.