Don’t ask me why, but the majority of film posters produced in Poland in the past have little or no use for actual stills from the movies – more often being either abstract works of art or "child like" interpretations of the films themselves.
And because of this, they’ve become collector’s items in their own right – but very much affordable ones. As an example of what we mean, check out the image for the Jacques Tati movie, Trafic, designed by Jan Mlodozeniec. And trust me – this is one of the more obvious ones!
A huge selection of these posters from the 1950s onwards are available at Polish Posters, covering movies from all over the world – and prices starts from the equivalent of around £20. Not bad for an original piece of vintage film memorabilia – and much cheaper than the ones currently being auctioned at Christies.
And if you know why Polish movie posters have these strange interpretations, please let us know.