I’m Aleksander Walijewski and I’m a graphic artist based in Warsaw, Poland. I graduated with Masters degree from Graphic Design at University of Arts in Poznań in Poster Studio of Professor Grzegorz Marszałek.

I design film, theatre and cultural event posters. I put focus on the concept of each work and I always try to reinterpret the subject I have to raise in order to intrigue the viewer. I achieve it by using metaphors, symbols, synthesis of idea and by creating something you could call “visual riddles”.

My posters were seen at many international exhibitions in Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Finland, England, Serbia, Cyprus, USA, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia and Japan.

Selected awards

2017 – 1st place in competition for series of posters for the 2017/2018 season at Ludwik Solski Theatre in Tarnów
2019 – 1st place in poster competition organized by Highsnobiety x Amazon for alternative movie poster for ”Honey Boy”
2020 – 1st Award at Polish Graphic Design Awards 2019 in Self-Edition poster category for “Joker” poster
2021 – Honorable Mention at SXSW 2021 Film Festival Awards in Poster Design Competition category for ”The Box” poster
2021 – 1st Award at Indie Shorts Mag Short Film Festival 2021 in Best Poster category for ”Together” poster
2022 – 1st Prize, GRAND PRIX founded by UMCS Vice-rector prof. dr hab. Wiesław Gruszecki, in professional category at International Poster Biennale Lublin for theatre poster for “Pornography” and a Special Award founded by ArtSaas for “The Amusement Park” poster
2022 – Silver Winner at 2022 Clio Entertainment Awards in Theatrical/Film: Key Art medium for ”Stanleyville” poster

Selected solo and group exhibitions

2018 – Augustów, Poland – Kino Iskra – Exhibition of Film Posters by Aleksander Walijewski
2018 – Cracow, Poland – Dydo Poster Gallery – “Independent Film Poster”
2019 – Londyn, England – The Old Street Gallery – PosterSpy’s Annual Portfolio Review – Winners Exhibition
2020 – La Paz, Bolivia – Museo Nacional de Arte – Biennial of Poster Bolivia BICeBé
2022 – West Liberty, WV, USA – Nitting Gallery, West Liberty University – “Generation 2.0. What’s Left After Polish School of Posters?”
2022 – Lublin, Poland – Centre for the Meeting of Cultures – International Poster Biennale Lublin 2021 – Exhibition of Qualified Posters and Solo Exhibition
2022 – Koszalin, Poland – Cultural Center 105 in Koszalin – 41. Koszalin Youth and Film Festival – Exhibition of Young Generation of Polish Poster Artists
2022 – Ciechanów, Poland – Klubokawiarnia W18 – Aleksander Walijewski: Exhibition of Film and Theatre Posters
2022 – Poznań, Poland – Old Brewery in Poznań – “Plakat Wisi/Poster Hangs”
2022 – Nagoya, Japan – Gallery of School of Design and Architecture Nagoya City University – ”Reinterpretation: Contemporary Polish Poster Art”

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