Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Poster Art

The Telegraph has a nice little collection of Polish film posters for crap British films of the 50s, 60s and 70s. The strapline is "The posters that lost the plot" but what they actually demonstrate is that sometimes communism did things better. Where the British posters for the aforesaid crap films are garish and schlocky, the Polish ones are lovely- witty and expressive- and only reprehensible in that they suggest that what you're going to be seeing might actually be quite good. Apparently art lovers used to follow the bill posters around, stripping the posters from the walls as soon as they went up. I'd love to own Bronislaw Zelek's design for Far from The Madding Crowd.
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