9 March 2012
Celebration of classic Polish poster design enters its final week
Shoreditch-based Kemistry Gallery is showing ‘Mr T: The Posters of Jerzy Treutler’. The exhibition runs until Sat 17 March, so next week is your last chance for Londoners to see this exhibition of Treutler’s work from the 1960s and 70s.
Top: Treutler’s poster for How the West was Won (1962).
Jerzy Treutler’s exhibition at Kemistry marks his first solo show in the UK. Working with the Twarda Sztuka Foundation, the gallery is showing a selection of his original posters – more than 40 in very good condition.
Treutler designed 150-plus film, exhibition, sport and national information posters as well as several book covers, corporate logos and illustrations.
Treutler was able to create powerful imagery, inspired by movies and events without actually detailing them: no head shots and movie stills, no with few direct visual connections to the title. His work uses bold colour, simple imagery and vivid lines to underline the strength of the message.
A selection of limited edition signed prints is available to purchase from the gallery and online.
The next exhibition at Kemistry is Ken Garland: Galy Tots, 22 March – 21 April.
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