Over the last few months we’ve been diligently working on an exciting new project that’s going to take place during the Toronto International Film Festival. Now it’s time to let you in on the secret.
When a Hollywood or international film premieres in Poland, graphic artists there create a poster to promote the movie. These are unique posters that don’t often resemble the film posters we’re used to seeing in North America. Polish film posters pride themselves on depicting the idea behind the film rather than just convey advertising information. Unlike in celebrity marked Hollywood posters, you hardly ever see a face. The posters are works of art in themselves and are collectable items of high value.
Poland has an outstanding tradition of poster making. And the era of the 1950’s and 1960’s was the Golden Age for this. There is also a great museum in Warsaw that houses all of these posters – it’s called the Poster Museum at Wilanow and it contains one of the largest collections of film posters on the planet.
Now, YouNxt is bringing these posters to you. With the help of the Polish Consulate in Toronto and the Poster Museum at Wilanow we are showcasing 40 amazing Polish Film Posters in an exhibition that will run along side the Toronto International Film Festival – one of the largest, and most prestigious film festivals in the world.
Plakat: World Cinema Through the Eyes of Polish Graphic Artists will include critically acclaimed Polish film posters created for some of the most memorable films ever made including: Apocalypse Now, Taxi Driver and Dirty Dancing. The posters reflect seminal works of world cinema, including numerous masterpieces that comprise the Essential 100 (Toronto International Film Festival’s list of the most influential films of all time).
With great support from our good friends at Steam Whistle we will be throwing the grand opening reception on September 1st at the Steam Whistle Gallery from 7-11pm. We invite you to join us for great food, music and drinks.
The exhibition will be on display from September 1 to 18, 2010.
For more information about the exhibition visit: www.younxt.com/poster
Hope to see you there and please help us spread the word.