edition

2011

title

By Kurt Vonnegut

author

Dorota Pawiłowska (PL)

e-mail

dorota@pawilowska.com

degree

M.A. project

school

Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

Department of Graphic Arts

supervisor

Lech Majewski

Series of posters promoting an artist’s work join posters for the Ten Commandments, the Seven Deadly Sins, and so on, in being the favorite subjects of graduate students and supervisors, often cropping up in our review. Of course, we all know that such exercises are merely a pretext for visual expression, because the applied value of such a set is questionable. This generally lowers our rating – for what should we draw from, how should we verify the design premises? On the other hand, real gems do sometimes emerge from these arbitrary series, which at least bring something interesting to the visual language. Here we have one such case. Dorota Pawiłowska’s work caught our eye, appealing mainly to our aesthetic sense. We should add that she has dodged all the fashionable formal tactics (such as those monitored by www.trendlist.org), using a modern and innovative language, which, in our opinion, is a good match for Vonnegut’s work.