Free Shipping UK (and Worldwide for orders over £250)


Your Cart is Empty

On request

The Omen 1977 Polish B1 Film Poster, Klimowski

You can always count on Polish posters to throw up some extraordinarily original artwork. Often challenging, confrontational and, invariably, eye-catching... and the Polish poster for 70s epochal horror, The Omen, doesn't fail to follow suit.

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.

Poster is sized 26 1/2 x 37 1/2 inches.

Year 1977 (First year of release in Poland)
Poster Type Polish B1 (27 x 39 inches)
Style -
Art by     Andrej Klimowski
Rolled/Folded/Other Folded/Rolled
Condition Excellent
Condition Details Originally folded (as issued) but stored flat for a long time and folds softened. Will be sent rolled. Few small tears and nicks on margins, little foxing in places. Darkening on top right corner area appears to be from original printing.
Writing on back no bleed-through. Otherwise fab condition

Notify me when this product is available: