Roman Cieślewicz's monsters


Roman Cieślewicz (1930-1996) was closely associated with the Polish avant-garde theater, transformed the poster into a metaphysical medium to express ideas that would be difficult to articulate verbally. He brought a number of techniques to graphic design: enlarging, montage, halftones images to a scale that turns the dots into texture, setting up an interplay between two levels of information: the image and the dots they create. Cieślewic worked in poster art, book typography, photomontage and collage. Major awards: WAG Trepkowski Prize 1955; Film Poster Exhibition, Warsaw 1956, Central Film Office Prize; International Film Poster Exhibition, Karlove Vary 1964, first prize; National Poster Biennale, Katowice, Silver Medal 1965, Gold Medal 1967, 1971; International Poster Biennale, Warsaw, Gold Medal 1972, Bronze Medal 1984; Polish Poster Biennale, Katowice 1973, Gold Medal; Poster Biennale, Lahti 1993, second prize.
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