Polish music, 1963

A poster to promote Polish music abroad is a composition based on the motif of the conductor’s hands emerging from a black background. The final effect is a visually manipulated positive montage of baton-holding hands with a succession of hand images produced by moving a static image under the enlarger. The photographic tests for this poster are an interesting study of the possibilities of representing movement on a flat surface, especially in the context of the film opening sequences designed by Zamecznik, some in collaboration with Jan Lenica. The poster’s alternative version is a photomontage of Helena Zamecznikowa’s face and some scribbled-down musical notation.
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