Polish German Russian Movie Poster Artists…

Click on the name or movie poster to learn more about each artist’s most famous posters…

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Jerzy Flisak                                        Jan Mlodozeniec

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Waldemar Swierzy                              Wiktor Gorka

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Hans Braun                                       Hans Hillman

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Boris Bilinsky

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Maciej Zbikowski                                Andrzej Pagowski

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Sickert                             Klaus Rutters             Georgii and Vladimir Stenberg

And let’s not forget these enchanting Danish poster artists below…

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Karl Wenzel                       Stilling                            Stevenov

The World of Movie Posters

EMoviePoster’s latest “World of Movie Posters” auction ends today on Tuesday — and there’s a particularly good batch of Polish posters, including these Hollywood classics from the artist, Andrzej Pagowski, who studied under the great Waldemar Swierzy.

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The Grand Iluzjon

If the names Flisak, Mlodozeniec, and Swierzy make your eyeballs go in a tizzy, then you’ll be thrilled to witness the Iluzjon of beautiful Polish movie posters on display at 18 Hewett Street in London this week (Oct. 19-29), compliments of EyeSeaPosters and Protein.

There’s also a special preview night on Oct. 18 where I’m sure the Polish vodka will be honored as well!

Film Art From Behind the Iron Curtain

Movie poster fans, tear down those walls! If you happen to be anywhere near South Carolina this fall, then be sure to check out Dr. Matthew Johnston’s exquisite exhibition of Eastern European movie posters at Wofford College.

And for those unable to see the show in person, there’s always Pinterest! (APF)

Blow Up Ripoff?

It just occurred to me that maybe The Girlfriend Experience (2009) might have been a bit influenced by Waldemar Swierzy’s Polish version of Blow Up (1967) — which proves once again that good design is indeed timeless.

Blow’d Up!

Wanna see some world-class takes on a classic movie poster? Let’s look at Blow Up, the 1960′s sexy swinging mod movie directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, with a soundtrack by early Herbie Hancock.

With help from Georges Kerfyser (French), Ercole Brini (Italian) and Waldemar Swierzy (Polish), this movie poster knows how to make love to the camera!

Crazy For Swierzy

Waldemar Swierzy, one of the most dynamic Polish movie poster designers of the 20th Century, tackled some of Hollywood’s greatest 70′s and 80′s movies (and American Jazz artists) with his striking, abstract “only in Polish” designs.

Oh yeah, and if you like Swierzy’s brush-tastic take on The Muppets Movie, it’s for sale at Film/Art.