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Starman 1987 Polish B1 Film Poster, Pagowski

Typically alternative artwork by Andrzel Pagowski features on the Polish poster for John Carpenter’s cult 80s sci-fi Starman

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.

Year 1987 (First year of release in Poland)
Poster Type Polish B1 (27 x 39 inches)
Style -
Art by     Andrzej Pagowski
Rolled/Folded/Other Rolled (stored flat for a very long time so original fold lines has softened and so will be sent rolled)
Condition Excellent
Condition Details Fine white lines and horizontal creases in the upper left corner of the poster that appear to be from a printing defect, little scuffs on edges. Otherwise in fantastic condition

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