Shakespeare on posters of young creators. An exhibition in the Open-Air Gallery
How do young graphic artists perceive William Shakespeare and his work? The question has been answered through their posters, which will be available to see in the Open-Air Gallery of the Royal Łazienki by Aleje Ujazdowskie, from 27 January to 23 February. The posters are works submitted to the contest entitled “Shakespeare ∞”.
The participants of the contest were to present posters showing the universality of the work of the distinguished English playwright William Shakespeare 400 years after his death. The posters were also supposed to form an answer to the question of what contemporary people can take from the wisdom of the writer, who understood human nature like no one else, and reflected it in his plays, including “Hamlet”, “King Lear”, and “Macbeth”.
In the 16th edition of the AMS Poster Gallery contest, graphic artist Lex Drewinski took the first place. His poster depicts an image of Shakespeare combined with the mask of Guy Fawkes, which is used by groups of internet activists.
The jury also awarded five honourable mentions. Their recipients were: Sebastian Kubica, Grzegorz Myćka, Nikodem Pręgowski, Szymon Szymankiewicz, and Magdalena Tomkowiak.