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Raiders of the Lost Ark 1983 Polish Film Poster, Lakomski

Achingly cool design by Lakomski features on this very rare original Polish film poster for Raiders of the Lost Ark. Fantastic design of the main man himself, Indiana Jones.

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 18 5/8 x 25 1/2 inches. It will be sent rolled (unframed).

Year 1983 (first-year-of-release in Poland)
Poster Type Polish Small
Style -
Art by    

Miroslaw Lakomski

Rolled/Folded/Other Folded/Rolled
Condition Excellent/Near Mint
Condition Details

Originally folded (as issued but stored flat a long time and fold-lines barely noticeable. Couple of additional light horizontal folds. Very little handling on edges. Fab condition