the largely self-taught Tadeusz Trepkowski
expresses a deceptively simple poster aesthetic, seen in the stunning 1948
hand-printed film poster "Last Stage," a stirring drama of survival and
tragedy in the camps during WWII. here trpkowski draws on the viewer's vast
and often hidden store of associational images. poster evokes a quiet and eloquent note as
the bent red carnation -a traditional flower of remembrance in Poland-
casts a shadow on the striped prison garb, with the infamous nature of
the camps also recalled in the identification patch and number.
what's Trepkowski's secret?
1- laconic composition, 2- striking symbols, 3- political honesty, 4- common sense,