Poland’s graphic pioneers
VeryGraphic. Polish Designers of the 20th CenturyEdited by Jacek Mrowczyk
Designed by Kuba Sowiński
Adam Mickiewicz Institute, £29 / €42
Publications attempting a comprehensive overview of a country’s graphic design history have appeared on a regular basis over the past ten years: Histoire du graphisme en France (Michel Wlassikoff, 2005, see Eye 61); Pioneros del Diseño Gráfico en España (Emilio Gil, 2007, see Eye 73) or 100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design (Christian Brändle et al, 2014, see Eye 90).
This book is a fine addition to the category. Discreetly released last year but now distributed worldwide, it gathers the contributions of a large group of historians and critics under the supervision of Jacek Mrowczyk, co-founder of the quarterly design and typography magazine 2+3D which greatly supported its making…
Cover of VeryGraphic, designed by Kuba Sowiński
Top: Wojciech Zamecznik, Night Train poster for Centrala Wynajmu Filmów CWF, 1959.
Sébastien Morlighem, researcher, writer, lecturer, Amiens, France
Read the full version in Eye no. 92 vol. 23, 2016
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