Polish
Graphic Marks
1945–1969, 2000–2015

Kunstquartier Bethanien STUDIO 1
Mariannenplatz 2, Berlin

MAY 25th – JUNE 04th, 2017
FREE admission

Opening hours:
Fri.–Wed. 11:00a.m.–7:00p.m., Thu. 12:00–9:00p.m.

“Symbol to Logo” is a reconstruction and selection
of The 1st and The 2nd Polish Exhibition of Graphic Symbols that were held in 1969 and 2015. The exhibition presents the unknown history of logo design in Communist Poland and will serve as a reminder of forgotten stars of Polish design and their works and shows how the design of logos and visual identification has changed since the post-war years to the present day – from hand-drawn graphic symbols to digitally-rendered logos; from artistic graphic symbols to logos designed for commercial brands;
and, finally, from individual symbols to complex visual identities. This universal, visual story reflects the history of Poland and Polish society over the past seventy years. The exhibition will be accompanied by special tours given by the curators and lectures by international guests,
such as Jens Müller, author of the book Logo Modernism.

Curators:

Patryk Hardziej, Rene Wawrzkiewicz

Vernissage:

MAY 24th – 7:00p.m.
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Lectures:

MAY 28th – 2:00p.m.

2:00p.m.
Patryk Hardziej, Rene Wawrzkiewicz (Poland)
“Symbol to Logo: Polish Exhibitions of Graphic marks.”

2:30p.m.
Karolina Jakaitė (Lithuania)
„Promise to be modern: Lithuanian trademarks,
designed by artists-constructors in the 1960s and 1970s. The links with Poland and GDR.“

3:00p.m.
Jens Müller (Germany)
„Karl Schulpig. Logo Design Pioneer from Berlin.“

SPEAKERS:

Jens Müller – graphic designer, historian and lecturer at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, creative director of Optik design studio in Düsseldorf, and editor of many design books such as „Logo Modernism“ or „Lufthansa+Graphic Design“ (Dortmund, Germany)

Karolina Jakaitė – design
researcher and lecturer at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, director of ‘Design Foundation’ (Vilnius, Lithuania).

Patryk Hardziej – illustrator,
graphic designer, and lecturer
at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Curator of the „The 2nd Polish Exhibition of Graphic Symbols”. (Gdynia, Poland)

Rene Wawrzkiewicz – graphic designer and design activist.
He is the curator and coordinator of numerous initiatives and projects connected with Polish graphic design, including a series of exhibitions entitled "The Polish Exhibition of Graphic Symbols" (Warsaw, Poland)

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symbol to logo polish graphic marks 1945-1969, 2000-2015

authors:
Patryk Hardziej, Rene Wawrzkiewicz

cover:
paperback

size:
148mm x 210mm

pages:
132

price:
10€/40zł

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Contact:

info@owzg.pl

0048 502 220 681

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The Exhibition is co-financed
by The Ministry of Culture
and National Heritage
of the Republic of Poland

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