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The Great Race 1966 Polish A1 Film Poster, Flisak

Utterly charming design by Flisak features on the the Polish poster for 60s classic caper The Great Race starring Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood and Jack Lemmon.

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 original vintage poster is sized 22 1/4 x 32 inches.

Year 1966
Poster Type Polish A1 (23 x 33 inches)
Style -
Art by    

Jerzy Flisak

Rolled/Folded/Other Folded/Rolled
Condition Excellent
Condition Details

Originally folded (as issued) but stored flat a long time and fold-lines barely noticeable. Pin-holes in corners, few small nicks on edges. One 2 inch tear in middle of poster. Not very noticeable