For this new edition of Poster Monday we have a poster entitled “Education” from Sławomir Kozioł. Who was born in Moscow and now live on a little village near Tarnów in southern Poland.
Currently Sławomir it’s a senior year student of graphics design at State Higher Vocational School in Tarnów.
“Education” poster was made for advertising graphics class. “The task was to make a social poster
about thing that bothers us. I knew right away that I want to make at least one poster using pattern on the whole composition. I was a bit tired of making posters using classic centered composition. When I returned home I started thinking about object that will be on pattern. One of my first ideas was brains which are getting cut into cubes. At the time I thought that it would be a bit of cliche, but I really liked the idea of showing time; scale of subject and a bit of a dystopian vibe using brains. Also, person watching this composition on B1 size naturally follows the
pattern from top to bottom which adds more expression to the poster.
Title and theme of the poster came up during a conversation with the lecturer. We started talking about education in Poland. We shared the opinion that there should be major changes in way that kids are educated in the Polish schools. I hate that a lot of teachers doesn’t learn how to find solution to the problem but how to memorize one (even if it’s more), which makes learning process boring and useless. During my pre-college education I felt like system wants me to be another brick in the wall, with right qualifications on paper, not necessarily on my head” tell us Sławomir.
If you would like to know more about Sławomir Kozioł you can visit his instagram and behance account. And if you would like to submit a poster to be featured on Poster Mondays find all the info you need to participate in our submissions page.
The July’s last Poster Monday spot goes to Agnieszka Wielgus for the poster “History”. Agnieszka is a 22 years old from a small city in Poland currently studying Graphic Design at the State Higher Vocational School in Tarnow.
“The poster “History” was created for one of my Design classes. The task was to “deep-dive”; into a current social or global issue and my chosen topic was patriotism – I want all young people to embrace their heritage and to be proud and grateful for the country we have today. People should remember how hard others have fought for our freedom – I never want this taken for granted.
“For there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its
tender shoots will not fail. If its roots grow old in the ground and its stump
dies in the soil, at the scent of water it will bud and put forth twigs like a
sapling… ” The Book of Job
To me, the olive tree has always been a symbol of victory – even when cut, it still grows from its roots, as we always will” tell us Agnieszka.
Remember to submit your posters to be featured in our coming editions of Poster Monday.
International Poster Biennale Lublin Poland is a country with a rich history of poster design and artists. Today we examine an addition to this culture of design – The International Poster Biennale Lublin. This current exhibition taking place in Lublin, is comprised of many great posters created from talented designers from all over the world. The Faculty of Fine Arts Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, the Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin and the Open Art Workshop in Lublin Association, organized a call for entries to participate in this great event.
Posters submitted involved 4 categories. The first of these, category A, is intended for those who are interested in or involved in poster art. Category B is dedicated for those who are currently studying or graduating in 2018.
In categories A and B, posters can raise any subject.
Category C is called “Clean air”. Posters show the benefits of a clean environment.
Category D is a competition for a poster commemorating the 450th anniversary of the Union of Lublin.
All submitted posters were evaluated by an international jury.
Pictures from this event can be seen in the above gallery. Photography provided by Nikodem Pregowski.
For May’s first Poster Monday spot we are featuring a poster designed by Martyna Pazera from Poland entitled “Almost”. Martyna is a graphic designer, poster artist, propagator of culture and poster art. Graduate of the Higher School of Applied Arts in Szczecin (2011). She has been cooperating with Szczecin’s NGOs and cultural institutions for whom she designs posters, visual
identifications, publishing forms and other promotional materials. In her free time, she takes part in competitions, exhibitions and the poster biennale or hangs posters on the walls. Currently, she is absorbed in the work on a scholarship in the field of culture, whose aim is to spread the poster art in her hometown.
About the “Almost” poster Martyna Pazera tell us: “To tell you more about my poster, I must first ask: Do you know what “Mansplaining” is?
Until recently, I did not know either. Then I realized that every woman knows that. This happens, for example, when someone challenges your competence because he sees you in the first place a woman. Assesses your competences through the prism of not only gender, but also your appearance and even your own imagination about you. Or when you get a comment: “Wow, it’s amazing that such a small woman can design such strong posters!” Seriously? Has a man who is a professional designer ever got a similar comment? It’s humiliating.
This poster also talks about it, but not only. Every woman can see in it some other kind of objectification that just affects her. Every woman can see a different social or political problem that concerns her, because a large part of our problems is really one – in public space our voice is not treated as seriously as the voice of a man. The world gives women a free voice on the condition that they speak on trivial topics, but when they start talking about important matters, their professional, political or social competences are often questioned or trivialized. They may even then hear that it is not their place. That their place is somewhere else, preferably outside of public space. And by the way, if it already has to be shown in this public space, it should take care of its appearance.
The background of this poster is very much related to what I observe in my country. Polish politicians (mostly men) believe that Polish women are not competent enough to decide on emergency contraception or abortion. This is why Polish women dress in black and go out on the street to demand respect for their reproductive rights. It has been going on for three years.
There is a lot of talk in recent years about “the awakening of women” in my country. I observe that these social moods also concern a large part of the world. But in order for some real changes in the perception of women to happen, also women must re-evaluate their priorities and less concerned about what they look like, and pay more attention to what they have in their head. Putting yourself in the role of a beautiful incapacitated toy is a harm that women do to themselves. It is true that the world of modern media drives this phenomenon, but the world will not take this gag out of the mouth, women must see this gag and try to free themselves from the
expectations of the world but also their own limitations.
And “Almost”, but still a long way to change”.
If you would like to know more about Martyna works visit her instagram and remember to submit your posters to be featured in our coming editions of Poster Monday.
For the third Poster Monday spot we have a poster from Michał Jędraszek. He was born a small town in Poland, study at the State Higher Vocational School in Tarnów, and tries to find myself in the world of design. In the future I want to become a graphic designer.
This poster entitled “Contest” was designed as asocial poster on the issue related to ecology, its purpose is to increase public attention to the problem of the lack of drinking water by showing the scale of demand. “Humans hands do not represent any gender, they are neutral, they refer to all people, regardless of nationality, social status or religion. There is also a fight for water; there is only one drop of water and many hands. The poster is distinguished by the simplicity of form and color, thanks to which it is understandable regardless of nationality, because the problem of lack of drinking water applies to everyone” says Michał.
If you would like to submit a poster to be featured on Poster Mondays find all the info you need to participate in our submissions page.
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.
For the first Poster Monday spot of August we have the poster “Macbeth” coming from Poland and designed by Vadym Solowski. Vadym in his own words says: “If I had to describe my path and the turning point in one sentence, it would sound like this: I am a Nuclear Power Engineer, which became an Artist / Illustrator / Creator after an epileptic accident in Iran. Somehow, I have understood that creativity is the cheapest and the most powerful weapon / magic wand / instrument (ok, “hope” is free, but anyway) that I’ve ever known. And creativity can change this world locally and globally in some way”.
“Macbeth” is also known as “The Tragedy of Macbeth” is a famous play, which was written by William Shakespeare. On the poster, we see the king as a big crown with a symbolic face of the skull in the middle of it. It symbolizes what Macbeth became and how his path ended. On the tops of the crown, there are three small black skulls. They symbolize two fundamental things in this story: on the one hand — three predictions from three witch sisters. And, in fact, show death and murders on the way to the power of Macbeth himself. It dramatizes the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake.
If you would like to find out more about Vadym Solowski work visit his personal instagram account and behance.
Remember that all submissions to Poster Monday are considered each week. If you would like to submit a poster to be featured find all the info you need in our submissions page, facebook and instagram.
This poster spot of the day belongs to Ernest Bącler, a 3rd year student of graphic art at the State Higher Vocational School in Tarnów, a small town in the south of Poland. In this occasion the featured poster is entitled “Circus without Animals”. The raw form of the poster corresponds and highlights the problem of using animals in circuses.
“Unbelievable is that people in the 21st century are still using animals for their entertainment or for work. The “Circus without Animals” poster is an objection to the ill-treatment of animals in circuses. Its task is to remind people that animals are also rational entities that are able to feel and love. Animals can’t be treated as objects, they deserve respect” says Ernest.
To see more about Ernest Bącler visit his instagram count and if you would like to submit a poster to be featured on Poster Mondays find all the info you need to participate in our submissions page.