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The Lavender Hill Mob 1956 Polish A1 Film Poster, Jan Mlodozeniec

Wonderfully quirky design by Jan Mlodozeniec features on this original Polish film poster for 1950s Ealing romp The Lavender Hill Mob. A very rare and highly collectible poster.

The Lavender Hill Mob is the classic 1951 comedy film from Ealing Studios, written by T. E. B. Clarke, directed by Charles Crichton, starring Alec Guinness and Stanley Holloway and featuring Sid James and Alfie Bass.

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 first edition offset lithograph has been professionally linen-backed and measures 23 x 34 inches (24 x 35 inches including the linen-backing). It will be sent rolled (unframed). 

  • Year: 1956 (first-year-of-release in Poland)
  • Poster Type: Polish A1
  • Style: -
  • Art By: Jan Mlodozeniec
  • Rolled/Folded/Other: Rolled - Linen-backed
  • Condition: Near Mint
  • Condition Details: Just light touch up on margins. Touch up on bottom hand margin