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Labyrinth 1987 Polish B1 Film Poster, Walkuski

The charming original Polish film poster for Jim Henson's Labyrinth featuring a lovely image of Ludo and some wonderful typography. 

The end of the Second World War marked the dawn of a new period in the development of Polish poster art, which became known as the Polish School of Posters. The recently installed Communist regime began commissioning artists to design posters not only with social and political messages, but also, and more prominently, to promote the many aspects of the government-run (Ministry of Art and Culture) cultural media: concerts, exhibitions, film, jazz, opera, theatre, etc. and the circus (cyrk in Polish). The artists were instructed to reject Western values in their posters and were to follow rules about appropriate messaging, but other than that, they had complete artistic freedom. This resulted in some truly unique and bold designs, chock-full with individual personality, wit and subversive commentary. Heavy in metaphors and symbolism and executed in a painterly fashion with handcrafted typography the posters of the Polish School of Posters significantly influenced the international development of graphic design. The highly original designs remain contemporary to this day and continue to gain appreciation.

This vintage movie poster is sized 26 1/2 x 37 3/4 inches and will be sent rolled (unframed).

Year 1987
Poster Type Polish B1
Style -
Art by     Wieslaw Walkuski
Rolled/Folded/Other Folded/Rolled
Condition Near Mint
Condition Details

Originally folded (as issued) but stored flat for a long time and fold lines softened barely noticeably. Very light handling. Few pin-holes in places. Looks great