Vintage Polish Posters | Childhood Sins | Koscielniak

The film Childhood Sins (1980) is an adaptation of the novella by B. Prus. The action takes place at the end of the 19th century in a manor house that is in decline. The heroes are children: the steward’s son, the countess’s daughter and a peasant’s child. The focus is on the fate of a twelve-year-old boy, Kazio, unruly but with a good heart. He defends the weaker and wronged, and experiences romantic love for Countess Loni. However, this love forces him to reject friendship. Kazio experiences this deeply and falls seriously ill. Creator of this fine 1982 poster, Cyprian Koscielniak (b. 1948), is a Polish artist who studied Applied Graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland, under professorship of the great Henryk Tomaszewski. From 1984 through 1986, he was an assistant professor at the State Higher School of Fine Arts in Gdansk, where he ran the Graphic Design Studio. Since 1986, he has been living and working in Amsterdam as an illustrator. From 1986 to 1994, he was a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Groningen and from 1995 to 2016 at universities in The Hague and Utrecht. He works with such newspapers as Der Speigel and the New York Times.

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