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MASH 1990 Polish B1 Film Poster, Marszalek

The Polish poster for the 70s classic war comedy with artwork by Marszalek features a very clever montage, or should we say MASH-up of some of the film’s more memorable moments and elements.

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.

Actual poster size is 26 1/2 x 38 inches.

Year 1990 (First year of release in Poland)
Poster Type Polish B1 (27 x 39 inches)
Style -
Art by     Grzegorz Marszalek
Rolled/Folded/Other Folded/Rolled
Condition Excellent
Condition Details Originally folded but stored flat for a long time and will be sent rolled.  Some pinholes and light creasing in places

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