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

the muppet movie swierzy polish movie posterpolish poster_the professionals wiktor gorka
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 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!

Polish Sausage

Ever since I read The Art of the Modern Movie Poster (Chronicle Books, 2009), I’ve been fascinated with European artists — especially Jerzy Flisak, an amazing Polish artist who died in 2008. Not much is known about his personal life, but his beautifully abstract work is unforgettable. Down below, check out his takes on the following movies: El Dorado, The Great Gatsby, Roman Holiday, Two For The Road, Young Frankenstein, and The Conversation.

Flisak Ripoff?

Obviously, I’m not the only Jerzy Flisak fan. Check out the eerie resemblance between Flisak’s 1978 Polish poster for an Italian film called Down and Dirty and that of last year’s Paul Giamatti starrer, Cold Souls. Coincidence? Doubt it.