Thursday, April 19, 2018

Henryk Tomaszewski (against standard typeface)

Henryk Tomaszewski (1914-2005) was born in Warsaw and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He taught there from 1952-1985 and was granted the title Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts, London. 

Though he studied commercial art, satirical illustrations and stage design, he devoted himself to poster design for most of his career. He was highly influential as a professor and many of his students went on to become influential poster artists in Poland. 

What do we see here?

1- photo-montage, 
2- dramatic perspectives and 
3- bizarre cropping, 
4- abstract collage with expressive lettering instead of standard typeset typefaces.