1970-1990

Jan Sawka 1976
Jan Sawka
1976
Maciej Urbaniec 1972
Maciej Urbaniec
1972
Jan Molodozeniec 1971
Jan Molodozeniec
1971
The 1970s witnessed a lessening of direct State supervision of the media, resulting in State-owned publishers exerting less and less influence over poster content. The political turmoil of the 1970s and 1980s further removed posters from governmental restraints. In this atmosphere of greater artistic freedom, poster design flourished; it became more dynamic, more expressive, and more artistic. Posters also became more intellectual and challenging as artists smuggled their own ideas into works still supported by the State.
Jan Lenica 1970
Jan Lenica
1970
Jan Mlodozeniec 1974
Jan Mlodozeniec
1974
Jan Gruszczyński 1971
Jan Gruszczyński
1971
The 1980s represented a dramatic decomposition of the Polish political system. The rivalries of political content are well documented through the imagery of the time. The scale of emotions portrayed was extensive: from euphoria and optimism of the Solidarity Union, to the darkness and disappointment of martial law. The divisions with official propaganda visuals materialized in underground printing presses, which churned out not only volumes of newspapers, but posters as well. Though their works were often anonymous, artists were able to declare allegiance to the opposition through their art.  
Michał Wiekowski  1981
Michał Wiekowski
1981
Waldemar Świerzy 1987
Waldemar Świerzy
1987