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Love in the Afternoon 1957 Polish A1 Film Poster, Wojciech Fangor

Beautiful design by Polish School of Posters artist Wojciech Fangor features on the Polish film poster for Billy Wilder's classic Love in the Afternoon starring Gary Cooper and Audrey Hepburn. A very rare and quite wonderful poster.

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 24 x 33 1/4 inches and is in fantastic unrestored condition. It will be sent rolled (unframed).

Year 1957
Poster Type Polish A1
Style -
Art by     Wojciech Fangor
Rolled/Folded/Other Rolled
Condition Excellent/Near Mint
Condition Details

Paper darkened with age. Light creasing and nicks on edges. Small tear to top and right edge. little foxing in places. Look fantastic.