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Rocky 1978 Polish B1 Film poster, Lutczyn

The poster that delivers a knock-out punch in terms of style and originality and makes its Western counterparts look like featherweights in comparison. Combining the film’s main themes nicely. By far our favourite poster for the title.

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 26 1/4 x 37 1/4 inches

Year 1978 (First year of release in Poland)
Poster Type Polish B1 (typically 27 x 39 inches)
Style -
Art by     Edward Lutczyn
Rolled/Folded/Other Folded/Rolled
Condition Excellent
Condition Details Originally folded (as issued) but stored flat for a long time so folds softened. Will be sent rolled. Tape on back in places - inch tear on top repaired and touch up on tear and pinholes. Otherwise in great condition

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