Vintage Posters | A Midsummer´s Night Dream | Swierzy

Movie synopsis: Almost 50 years after the American nuclear attack on Nagasaki during World War II, the horrific incident still shapes the life of Kane (Sachiko Murase), an elderly woman who lost her husband and several siblings in the bombing. One summer, Kane learns that her older brother is close to death in Hawaii. Kane’s nephew, Clark (Richard Gere), travels to Nagasaki to help bring her there, but Kane, who still harbors hostility toward America, is unsure about the trip. The poster artist Waldemar Świerzy (1931-2013) was a renowned Polish graphic designer and a pivotal figure in the Polish School of Posters. Born in Katowice, Świerzy graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków in 1952. Over his prolific career, he created over 2,500 posters, contributing significantly to the cultural and artistic landscape of Poland. Świerzy’s work is characterized by its vibrant colors, dynamic compositions, and innovative use of typography. His posters cover a wide range of subjects, including film, theater, music, and cultural events, often blending abstract and figurative elements to convey powerful messages. In addition to his poster work, Świerzy was a respected educator, teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and Poznań. He received numerous awards and international recognition, including the prestigious Toulouse-Lautrec Prize. Świerzy’s legacy endures through his influential designs, which continue to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide.

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95 x 66 cm

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