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.