TODAY’S – SALT BeyoIlu marks centennial of Henryk Tomaszewski’s birth

SALT BeyoIlu marks centennial of Henryk Tomaszewski’s birthThe 100th anniversary of the birth of late Polish poster designer-illustrator and educator Henryk Tomaszewski is being celebrated at a poster exhibition in the SALT BeyoIlu art space’s Forum section in Istanbul until May 18.A joint effort between the team of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University’s 18th edition of Istanbul Graphic Design Week, Grafist and SALT BeyoIlu, the show “The Posters of Tomaszewski, the Posters of Tomaszewski’s Students” features a selection of posters by the designer and his students from the Dydo Poster Collection.Organized as part of the 600th year of diplomatic relations between Turkey and Poland, the 50-piece show includes posters of acclaimed Polish designers including WiesIaw Rosocha, Marian Nowinski, MieczysIaw Wasilewski, RosIaw Szaybo, Pierre Bernard, Alain Le Quernec and Karel Misek.Tomaszewski, who established himself as a freelance designer in Warsaw following World War I, is one of the most influential names of the Polish School of Posters. Having produced posters with political and cultural themes, book jackets, illustrations and stage designs, Tomaszewski was known for his wit and the simplicity of his imagery. He taught graphic design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw from 1955 to 1985. London’s Royal Society of Arts granted him the title of honorary royal designer for industry in 1975.The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Istanbul also contributed to the exhibition. For further information and visiting hours, check out www.saltonline.org.

SOURCE: Todays Zaman

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