Project for my bachelor's degree
There is one museum in the world dedicated to the poster: the Poster Museum in Wilanów1 (a section of the National Museum in Warsaw), the first museum in the world dedicated to the poster, whose collection of over 55,000 pieces is one of the largest in the world. The work aims to bring to the viewer's attention the phenomenon of the Polish poster, an absolutely unique and artistically high quality production of posters in Poland in the 1960s and 1970s, which influenced poster graphics in many European countries.
As a note of originality, the presented works use as inspiration the artistic creation of one of my family members: my grandfather. He was an actor and acted in countless plays at the Nottara Theatre, or as it used to be called, the Army Theatre.
The period he dedicated his time to his artistic career was a rather difficult one, as not everything was allowed, even in the field of advertising. The state leadership of the time did not consider it necessary to promote products or services through advertising, perhaps also because everything was centrally planned, demand and consumption were not influenced by any kind of competition. Around 1989, advertising went into even steeper decline as production for the domestic market declined and there was a consumer goods crisis. I intend in my work not to be influenced by the old thinking that graphic designers used at that time and to try to focus on my own vision of the advertising message specific to the theatrical arts and cinema.
What I have achieved in this work was the learning I applied during my three years at university under the guidance of my coordinator. I was able to do everything I set out to do for this bachelor's degree work. The reason was the curiosity I had and still have for my grandfather's career.
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