Vintage Polish Posters | Caligula | Wieslaw Walkluski

Caligula is a play written by Albert Camus, begun in 1938 and published for the first time in May 1944. It premiered in 1945 at the Theatre Hebertot in Paris. It is part of what Camus called the “Cycle of the Absurd”, together with the novel “The Stranger” (1942) and the essay “The Myth of Sisyphus” (1942). A number of critics have reported the piece to be existentialist, though Camus always denied belonging to this philosophy. Its plot revolves around the historical figure of Caligula, a Roma emperor famed for his cruelty and seemingly insane behavior. The poster artist Wiesław Wałkuski was born in Poland in 1956, and started his graphic design education at the Warsaw Academy of Art which he attended from 1976 to 1981. He studied under several design lecturers including Maciej Urbaniec and Teresa Pagowska. At the end of his studies he was employed by Polfilm and Film Polski to produce artwork and cover designs. During this period he also worked with visual studio publishers and numerous theater groups producing artworks. In 1987 he commenced his career as a freelance graphic designer. Today, Wiesław Wałkuski has more than 200 posters to his name and he continues his work as a poster designer, illustrator and painter. He still lives and works in Warsaw. His works are presented at major Polish and international poster exhibitions including some at The Weidman Gallery in West Hollywood, USA.

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