May 5, 2015

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Rafael Esquer

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Top 7 Movie Posters by Polish Master Waldemar Swierzy

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As a designer, one of the most gratifying areas of graphic design is making poster. Since Alfalfa Studio opened its doors in 2004, we have been lucky to have designed more than 100 posters for various occasions and clients including design lectures, theater companies, avant-garde musicians and the AIGA | …

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As a designer, one of the most gratifying areas of graphic design is making poster. Since Alfalfa Studio opened its doors in 2004, we have been lucky to have designed more than 100 posters for various occasions and clients including design lectures, theater companies, avant-garde musicians and the AIGA | the professional association for design among many others.

One of the poster designers who I admire is Waldemar ?wierzy. Born in Katowice, Poland, he graduated from the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts in 1952. To create his images, Waldemar “employed unusual concepts with a variety of techniques, frequently mirroring Polish social history from 1950s through 1980s, with a myriad of styles: folk art from the 50s, pop art from the 60s, portraits from the 70s, and TV images from the 80s.”

He passed away in 2013 at age 82 after a long battle with cancer. Fortunately, his inspiring work lives on—he created more than 1,500 posters. His works can be still seen in MoMA in New York, Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Staatliche Museum in Berlin, Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, among other places.

He designed for legendary film directors such as Coppola, Antonioni and Truffaut. Today’s post celebrates his legacy by showcasing seven of his most memorable posters for film.

Now, this is image-making at its best!

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Poster for Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” (1979)
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Poster for John Schlesinger’s “Midnight Cowboy” (1969)
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Poster for Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Blow Up” (1966)
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Poster for Richard Lester’s “A Hard Day’s Night” (1964)
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Poster for John Schlesinger’s “Billy Liar” (1963)
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Poster for Billy Wilder’s “Sunset Boulevard” (1950)

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