Circus, 1963

Circus posters are an almost separate branch of poster art. Many were made in the 1950s and 1960s, giving artists the opportunity to experiment with form. In Wojciech Zamecznik’s collection has been preserved a series of photographic enlargements showing, step by step, the process of arriving at a poster’s final form. Starting with a slightly blurry image of circus artists on a trapeze, through its rotation and doubling, to a final mock-up with the word ‘circus’ handmade in poster paint.
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