Another fantastic design by Maciej Urbaniec from the Polish School of Posters features on this balancing acrobat circus poster.
The ‘Cyrk” circus poster in Poland appeared for the first time in 1962 when the ZPR (Zjednoczone Przedsiębiorstwa Rozrywkowe, or United Entertainment Enterprises), the state agency that oversaw the circus, commissioned leading artists from the Polish School of Posters to develop a modern approach to the circus poster.
The ZPR wanted a new look for the circus poster to complement the circus’ efforts to upgrade its image. Not intended to advertise specific performances, they, rather, celebrated the essence of the circus through rich artistic expression with designs typically featuring clever metaphors, bold colours and humour. Heavy in symbolism, provocative and highly original the designs remain contemporary to this day and continue to gain appreciation.
This vintage poster is sized 26 1/4 x 38 inches. It is in Folded/Rolled, Near Mint/Mint condition. Originally folded (as issued) but stored flat a long time and folds barely noticeable. Just very little handling and tiny nicks on edges. Fantastic condition! It will be sent rolled (unframed).