Zelek was a brilliant artist, loved typography and operated it masterfully in his designs. He confessed that “the letter has haunted me all my life” – type is present in most of his works. Typography fascinates me as well, it “attacks” me literally everywhere, including when looking at Zelek’s letterforms. The project hence was born out of our shared passion – the love for letters.
Bronisław Zelek is mainly known as a representative of the Polish School of Posters. He designed more than a hundred of them! In the 1970s, he started designing typefaces, the most popular being New Zelek, which has been used in many projects in Poland and around the world for almost 50 years, for example in Microsoft’s 1980 logo. The last field where Zelek realized himself was painting, creating abstract pictures with his own original approach.
What will you find in the book?
– the story of Bronislaw Zelek
– extensive photo material
– Zelek’s previously unpublished poem “Scent of the taiga”
– historical background
– an essay by Zelek’s girlfriend, Hertha Grimm
The book will have 256 pages and bilingual text in Polish and English. It’s currently available for preorder. If you want to support the project and secure a copy, head over to Kickstarter.com. But don’t wait for too long: the crowdfunding campaign will end on March 31, 2023.