Seeking creative ways of expression despite a regime that censored creative output, many Polish artists and illustrators pushed these constraints to develop an innovative approach to poster design. Jan Sawka’s imaginative use of hand-drawn type in a bright colored pattern contrasts with the more subdued illustration of a figure’s head in this poster dated 1977. Surrealist imagery and Pop Art graphics combine in a fragmentary appearance. Sawka’s political leanings prompted his departure from Poland; he eventually settled in the United States.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Sara and Marc Benda.
Its dimensions are
96 x 66.1 cm (37 13/16 x 26 in.)
Cite this object as
Poster, CRASH; photo-offset lithograph on paper; 96 x 66.1 cm (37 13/16 x 26 in.); Gift of Sara and Marc Benda; 2009-20-25