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CYRK Acrobat Swinging 1977 Polish Circus Poster, Janowski

Finally back in stock and we don't expect her to hang around for long! A must for any circus lover!

Wonderfully colourful and fun design by Witold Janowski features on this original 1977 Polish CYRK (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 37 7/8 inches. It is in Rolled Excellent/Near Mint condition. Very small paper-loss on bottom corners. Small tear on bottom edge. Very light creasing on edges. Looks fantastic