Introduction by François Barré.
'An image is naked if it’s not accompanied by a word.' Roman Cieslewicz
This book offers a retrospective of the work of Roman Cieslewicz, a talented illustrator who was born in Poland in 1930 and who died in Paris in 1996. It shows all the wealth and diversity of this gifted creator and graphic designer, a renowned poster artist who startled his contemporaries and remains a source of inspiration to this day.
If one had to sum up in a single word the talent of this gifted Pole, who emigrated to France back in 1963, 'gush' would be it. Right from the beginning, he displayed an effervescent imagination well-served by a surprising ease with graphic forms – letters and color included – which he stretched to a stunningly efficient point of exasperation.