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The 328th Exhibition Tomaszewski, The Poetic Spirit

December 02, 2013 - December 25, 2013

Design by Kijuro Yahagi
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Not only known as the pioneer of the Polish Poster School, Henryk Tomaszewski (1914–2005) had been a driving force in the world of Polish posters throughout his entire life.

Amid the somber atmosphere demanded by socialist realism, his posters employed glorious color and brimmed with a bracing and unrestrained sense of openness. Tomaszewski’s distinctive abstraction―keenly capturing the conceptual essence and further, paring away the form―generated posters with intelligence, dignity and sophistication, possessing earth-shaking, poetic alchemy that were both riveting and deeply moving. Still, Tomaszewski’s body of work remains every bit as insightfully critical and powerfully influential as ever within the poster design world today, which seems to have become rather slack after the great pioneer’s death.

This exhibition focuses on 101 posters as well as 36 original poster images, drawings, and magazine covers―all drawn from the invaluable collection of Tomaszewski’s son Mr. Filip Pagowski―in approaching the essence of an artist recognized as one of the most influential figures in the history of the twentieth-century poster.


ginza graphic gallery (ggg)
Dec. 2nd (Mon)-25th (Wed.) 2013
DNP Ginza Building 1st floor 7-2,
Ginza 7-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
TEL:03-3571-5206 / FAX:03-3289-1389

Opening Party

Dec. 2nd (Mon.)
ginza graphic gallery (ggg) 17:30-19:00

Gallery Talk

Dec. 2nd (Mon.)
Time: 15:30-17:30
Speaker: Mr. Filip Pagowski
-Free admission
-Reservation required
-The talk will be done in English with consecutive interpretation

For reservation, please go here for registration. (Sorry, site is available in Japanese only)

Dec. 6th (Fri.)
Time: 18:00-20:00
Speaker: Mr. Kijuro Yahagi
Venue: DNP Ginza Building 3rd Floor
-Free admission
-Reservation required

For reservation, please go here for registration. (Sorry, site is available in Japanese only)

Cooperation, etc:

Under the auspice of Instytut Polski w Tokio
Advisor: Mr. Kijuro Yahagi
Co-advisor: Mr. Filip Pagowski


Mie Tsutsumi, ginza graphic gallery Tel: 03.3571.5206