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Day 15: Wiesław Wałkuski

By Sam Reeve

You may be able to tell from the name that Wiesław Wałkuski is Polish. Last year, when featuring Zdzisław Beksiński, I looked up Polish phonetics and how to read the language so that I could say his name right. This knowledge has come in handy once again! SO, it’s said approximately like Vee-swav Vaw-kuski. The W is like the German one in that it’s a V sound, and the weird L with the slash through it is a W sound.

And now that that’s out of the way…Wiesław was born in 1956 in Poland. He studied graphic design at the Warsaw Academy of Art and now works as a poster designer and freelance artist. He’s actually won a ton of awards for his amazing and strange posters for both theatre productions and films.

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2 responses

  1. Yeah, the guy’s works are great! One of my arts’ students had a presentation about Wieslaw Walkuski’s works. Everyone in class enjoyed it. By the way, the class was in Gdansk, Poland.

    December 16, 2012 at 9:45 am

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