Fantastic retro design on this 1971 (first-year-of-release in Poland) Polish film poster for American action thriller classic Bullitt Staring Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, and Jacqueline Bisset. We adore the wonderfully inventive gun/car design Stachurski.
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 23 1/8 x 33 inches and is in fantastic unrestored condition.
|Poster Type||Polish A1 (23 x 33 inches)|
|Art by||Marian Stachurski|
Barely noticeable (single vertical fold). Absolutely fantastic condition