The first Poster Monday spot of August comes from Croatia, it is entitled “Uncompromising Freedom Fighters” and it was designed by Ante Filipović Grčić. He has a degree from the University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology, Department of Textile and Clothing Design, now lives and work in Šibenik. He has been professionally active since 1997, cooperating with many cultural institutions and organization.
The poster was designed for the third edition of Šibenik Festival of Alternative and Left (FALIŠ) whose guiding principle was marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The concept of the poster directly refers to the battle on the river Sutjeska (15th to 16th of May, 1943), and the crucial partisans’ victory over the Axis forces. Exactly 1316 citizens of Šibenik, a small Croatian town on the Adriatic coast, took part in the battle of Sutjeska and 535 of them were killed there. Their symbol was hand-embroidered red star. “The poster does not celebrate or promote any ideology. After all, the Croatian partisans were communists, anarchists, liberals, believers, atheists. In a word, antifascists” says Ante.
If you would like to learn more from Ante Filipović and his work visit his studio web page.
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