Wojciech Zamecznik. Total Design

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TytułWojciech Zamecznik. Projektowanie totalne
Concept/proofreadingKarolina Puchała-Rojek, Agnieszka Szewczyk
TextTomasz Fudala, Agnieszka Szewczyk, Karolina Puchała-Rojek
LanguagePolish / English
TranslationAleksandra Szymczyk
Height (cm)27,5
Width (cm)21,3
Spine (cm)2,7
Year of Publication2018
CompositionsFundacja Archeologia Fotografii

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Wojciech Zamecznik (1923-1967) was a remarkable exponent of Polish School of Posters, a photographer and experimenter in the fields related to film and photography. For his entire life, he lived and worked in Warsaw, he also taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, where he conducted a photo-graphic design studio in the years preceding his death. This extensive publication of over 300 pages first and foremost presents the artist’s designs from the area of exhibition design, film-related design, book and poster design and finally didactics and remains an important contribution to the history of Polish design. It is also a complement of the catalogue which two years ago accompanied the exhibition in Zachęta National Gallery of Art and presented mostly Zamecznik’s photography-related works.


The ‘total design’ from the book title presents Zamecznik as an artist who undertook a variety of assignments – from drug packages and leaflets, through brochures, books and exhibition designs, to film opening credits and animations - and almost always realized them in the spirit of a very modern and innovative approach. It also relates to the mature, very aware artist and in this sense – the total one. But first and foremost, the book is an invitation to enter his archive and follow the entire way from the initial idea to the completion of the project, from the spots and lines drawn with a marker to the photographic documentation of the exhibitions.  


The project is co-financed by The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and The City of Warsaw.