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Panic in Needle Park 1972 Polish A1 Film Poster, Ruminski

A colourful and certainly eye-catching design by Ruminski features on this wonderful original Polish film poster for Panic in Needle Park starring Al Pacino and Kitty Winn. Suitably punchy poster for a powerful film.

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 22 3/4 x 32 inches and is in fantastic unrestored condition. It will be sent rolled (unframed).

Year 1972
Poster Type Polish A1 (23 x 33 inches)
Style -
Art by     Tomasz Ruminski
Rolled/Folded/Other Folded/Rolled
Condition Excellent
Condition Details

Originally folded (as issued) but been stored flat a long time and folds barely noticeable. Some light staining most noticeable across top margin. Few nicks on edges. Fab condition