Print Control 8
Print Control 8 – the latest on the thriving Polish print design scene! Print Control is an online platform and annual magazine for promoting Polish design through publishing, exhibitions, and cultural events. In these eight years we have been seeking out the best examples of graphic design and building a comprehensive collection of works.
The intense fascination with Polish illustration is made evident in the 8th issue of Print Control. In addition to exploring numerous designs – many of which use illustration as a means of expression – the reader will also get to know some illustrators more personally. Ola Niepsuj discusses her professional and exacting approach to work and how she doesn’t shy away from paperwork, while Tomek Opaliński – a talented and hard-working graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw – explains how a simple composition can tell an emotional tale and fulfill various narratives. Jan Bajtlik (who has already made a name for himself as a children's book creator) opens up about his success story, his collaboration with Hermes and how he transplanted his creativity onto French soil. Magdalena Pankiewicz, an illustrator who uses digital tools to impeccably create formal experiments while painting classic portraits, explains the ins and outs of fashion-related illustration, and Michał Loba will charm us with his sense of humor and skillful observation of everyday life – while telling us how he translates the situations he encounters into simple lines and color stains.
Thanks to the prolific productiveness and ever-evolving self-conception of Poland’s artists, the specific nature of Polish illustration has a chance to maintain its continuity. Furthermore, the artists’ boldness and unconformity have already contributed to the change in perceiving decorative craftsmanship as a form of beguiling visual art.
A special addition is the insert of Print Control 8 with a discount for the purchase of fonts from Laïc: Type Foundry and Capitalics Warsaw Type Foundry.
Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Print Control
Agata Napiórska, Klara Czerniewska Andryszczyk, Magdalena Roszkowska, Mateusz Bzówka, Romuald Demidenko
22 × 28,5 cm
Lab Groteque, Obibok