Krzysztof Kieslowski original film posters

One could say I’m very interested in design, especially film posters, which I consider, are at times, works of art in their own right.

I think Poland shines in this department. I have not examined the reasons why but I always find their visual work pretty impressive. Let’s take these 3 film posters for Krzysztof Kieslowski’s movies; they represent what was considered a good marketing strategy at the time, what the public thought was an interesting image to look at and the originality of the artist Andrzej Pagowski.
Pagowski is born in 1953 in Warsaw and started as a cartoonist and book designer while creating his advertising agency “Studio P”.


“A Short Film About Killing” (1988). Poster designed by Andrzej Pagowski in 1988. 97x68cm

“A Short Film About Love” (1988). Poster designed by Andrzej Pagowski in 1988. 97x68cm

“The Double Life of Veronique”(1991). Poster designed by Andrzej Pagowski in 1988. 97x68cm

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Hanin aka Kinofrau: 27 and counting, Ph.D in Film Theory & Art History in progress, from the Middle-(B)east, a specter that haunts Europe, equal-opportunity offender.

One thought on “Krzysztof Kieslowski original film posters”

  1. The top one I like the most for the style of the printed words and the thicker black bars that act as borders. The streams of blood on the mans face is a little off-putting but I note the two types, the fresher and redder blood and the dried, browner blood which was interesting. The 2nd poster is something anyone who’s hearts been broken can relate to but design-wise, I didn’t think it was overly spectacular. And the 3rd poster I liked the least probably because I haven’t seen the movie and don’t understand the significance of the ballet? shoe. But I do like the lettering, in Polish, of the title there.


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