How Posters Work
This exhibition was on display from April 17, 2015 to January 18, 2016.
There were 92 objects in this exhibition but right now we can only show you 88 of them. Some objects may not be viewable because they were on loan; this might be due to issues involving image rights or simply because there is no digitized image for the objects.
This exhibition has been divided in to the following sections:
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Designers often simplify an image in order to focus attention on a message or product. Stark silhouettes of objects became a hallmark of modern poster design. In the 1960s and 1970s, Polish designers created remarkable film posters that advertised popular American films, yet performed outside the conventional language of Hollywood promotion. Working with available materials, Polish designers drew on personal experience to tell the story of the films. Poignant details bring these minimal illustrations to life.