There’s a great documentary on Polish poster art up on Vimeo that runs close to an hour. It’s definitely worth watching, given how little footage is freely floating around out there of designers discussing their craft.
A few quotes from film directors and artists that really stuck out.
“We didn’t interfere. It was their point of view on our films.”
“It wasn’t commercial like nowadays. It was an artist’s point of view. The more personal - the more valued.”
“It’s a new censorship. Something is commercial or isn’t. ‘That’s very nice, but it won’t sell. We won’t do it.’”
“There’s no patronage, only advertising.”
Behind the Poster can be seen here.