Thursday, November 17, 2016

Tadeusz Trepkowski


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,