Andrea Marks: Freedom on the Fence

Posted by James Cartwright,

We’ve got a deep-seated penchant for post-war Polish poster design. The bold-but-fading colour palettes, the carefully-conceived symbolism and the pervading air of suspicion and mistrust all combine to produce artwork that’s both striking and thought-provoking. It seems filmmaker Andrea Marks shares our passion, having spent ten years producing Freedom on the Fence a documentary that explores this golden era of radical political artwork, investigating its iconic status in the design world through the viewpoints of long-established Polish and American artists including the legendary Push Pin co-founder Seymour Chwast.

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.