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Król Edyp poster

Contributed by Stéphane Darricau on Mar 26th, 2021. Artwork published in .
    Król Edyp poster
    Reproduced from Henryk Tomaszewski by Agnieszki Szewczyk (ed.), Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, Bosz, Warsaw 2014. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Though Polish pioneer Henryk Tomaszewski (1914–2005) may well go down in history as one of the great masters of the hand-lettered poster, he never shied from using “regular” typefaces when appropriate. In this remarkable design advertising a 1961 performance of Sophocles’ tragedy Oedipus Rex at Warsaw’s Teatr Dramatyczny, he chose two typefaces from the local Jan Idźkowski typefoundry, Paneuropa (the bold weight, for the theater’s name) and Adam Półtawski’s Antykwa Półtawskiego (the central panel) in all caps.

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