Wojciech Zamecznik, Now!

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Concept/proofreadingKarolina Lewandowska
TextKarol Sienkiewicz
DesignRafał Benedek/Mesmer Center
LanguagePolish / English
TranslationKrzysztof Kościuczuk
Height (cm)18
Width (cm)13
Spine (cm)1
Year of Publication2012
Published by:Archeology of Photography Foundation, National Centre for Culture

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Wojciech Zamecznik (1923-1967), was an outstanding graphic artists, and one of the founders of the “Polish school of posters”. In his practice Zamecznik consistently employed photographs he had personally taken—transforming them in the course of experiments with different light-sensitive techniques, creating abstract records of light as motifs for further posters and covers, and including documentary photographs, taken during everyday activities as well as on journeys, characterized by an exceptional sensitivity to form.

 1959-1965 was a period when links between photography and graphic art were at their most intense, this is also the period of origin of most of the works featured in the exhibition. Research on the artist’s archive, preserved in an excellent condition, has made it possible to present the subsequent stages of work on a design for a poster: from the initial phase, focused on finding the right photographic camera, to final versions that include color and typography.

The publication is a part of the Living Archives project, co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland

The publication co-financed by the National Centre for Culture