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Posters are showpieces of Poland in the same way that Chopin, Wajda and Kieślowski are. In the 1950s the term Polish School of Posters was coined, it referred to the varying techniques, styles and character of poster artists. The most noted artists include Henryk Tomaszewski, Eryk Lipiński, Jόzef Mroszczak, Jan Lenica, Jan Młodożeniec, Waldemar Świerzy, Roman Cieślewicz and Franciszek Starowieyski. Original in both their message and style, posters were appreciated not only in Poland but abroad as well. Today, on the streets, the artistic poster is overwhelmed by commercial advertising. Nevertheless this form of visual information continues to influence with the next generation of practitioners.

The 600th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries serves as a pretext for the 2014 Polish Year in Turkey. The cultural programme, coordinated by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, includes the ‘Posters – here and now’ project, which is prepared in cooperation with Turkish partners. Polish poster art is the theme of two events in Turkey: International Festival Grafist 18 – the International Graphic Design Week in Istanbul and the Polish Poster Week in Ankara.

Project coordinators: Natalia Dydo, Krzysztof Dydo

Organizers: THE GARDENS OF ART ASSOCIATION

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Cooperation: POSTER GALLERY KRAKOW | DYDO POSTER COLLECTION

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Project is a part of the cultural programme POLISH YEAR IN TURKEY 2014

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Wydarzenie realizowane w ramach programu kulturalnego obchodów 600-lecia polsko-tureckich stosunków dyplomatycznych w 2014 roku | Etkinlik, 2014 yılında kutlanacak Polonya-Türkiye ilişkilerinin kuruluşunun 600. yıldönümü münasebetiyle düzenlenecek olan kutlamaların kültür programı çerçevesinde gerçekleştirilmektedir

Project donated by THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND NATIONAL HERITAGE

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Dofinansowano ze środków Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej | Kısmen, Polonya Cumhuriyeti Kültür ve Milli Miras Bakanı’nın kaynaklarından finanse edilmiştir

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