Homework: Polish poster design

drawing of the bottom half of a nude female body in white, drawn against a red background with black polish text on the bottom
Bringing up Girls in Bohemia, 2007.
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Warsaw-based graphic design studio, Homework, has - for the past seven years - been working to resurrect the neglected art of Polish poster design.

Formed in 2003 by Joanna Gorska and Jerzy Skakun, Homework (opens in new tab) has been credited - by design writer Ellen Lupton - with 'bringing the medium of Polish posters back to life', and this month’s exhibition at London's Kemistry Gallery (opens in new tab) will pay tribute
to the fact.

Featuring fifty prints - including cinema and theatre posters - the exhibition showcases Homework's blocky, bright-hued style - which, whilst nodding at past greats such as Mieczyslaw Wasilewski and Wiktor Gorka, has established its own
visual dialect.

Littered with exhibition invites from galleries in Paris, Berlin and beyond - alongside several prizes from international biennales - Kemistry's six week exhibition will be Homework's first UK outing.

A drawing in the shape of a man's head (sideview) with a tophat on and cigarette is his mouth, drawn against a red background with text at the top and bottom of the image

Casablanca, 2009.

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Drawing of a man in a green convertible car against yellow background with green text at the top and bottom of the image

Drive, 2006.

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Black funnel shaped drawing with a water drop at the bottom end of the funnel, drawn against a pink background with black polish text at the top left

Fando i Lis, 2009.

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A gun shaped trumphet in yellow against a purple background with white polish text at the top left

Gucha - Distant Trumpet, 2008.

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A cone shaped image with an evil eye at its peak, against a blue background

Holy Mountain, 2009.

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Visual of a head with a top man hat (drawn in black) against an off green background

Kret, 2009.

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Cone shaped paper against grey background with black text

Over the Mountain Silence Prevails, 2008.

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Drawing of a red 3 blade desk fan against a black background with Polish text under the fan

Przeminelo z Wiatrem, 2009.

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Top left is a drawing of a man's face with a black moustache blowing air into beer jug that looks like a face with long blonde hair. captured against orange background

Short Cut, 2009.

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4 legs (one shaved and one stubbled) in black shoes against a red bacground. Polish text below the legs

Some Like it Hot, 2008.

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Kemistry Gallery
43 Charlotte Road