Circus – Cyclist with bowler hat
Original Polish circus poster made in 1970. Designed by HUBERT HILSCHER, 1970
The poster was published in 1970. The poster received an honourable mention in the competition “The best poster of Warsaw”, June 1970.
Circus poster in Poland appeared for the first time at the beginning of the 60s of the 20th century on demand of ZPR (Zjednoczone Przesiębiorstwa Rozrywkowe) (United Entertainment Company) and is one of the most interesting phenomena in the Polish school of poster.
The poster was published in 1978. Poster received an honorable mention in the cultural posters section at the 4th National Poster Biennale in Katowice in 1971 and an honorable mention for the printing house in the “Best Poster Printing” competition – 1st quarter 1971.
Circus posters were not intended to advertise the specifiic performances.
They were also not a literal illustration of the circus. Their goal was to donate through the atmosphere and symbol of the circus metaphor. Humor, wit, grace, and expression, their salient features.
Independent of the display functions meant that circus poster became a kind of species art. Created in the 1960s and 1970s, gained great popularity and recognition also abroad – especially in the US.
Early implementations or posters from the 60 ‘s are the exception. Low and, on the other hand, a broad audience and the beauty and uniqueness of designs make these posters always are of interest and admiration. Among the most interesting implementation from the mid-60s are projects by artists such as Waldemar Swierzy, Jan Młodożeniec, Maciej Urbaniec, Hubert Hilscher, Liliana Baczewska, Roslaw Szaybo.
Condition: very good-