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Jerzy Janiszewski

Independent Graphic Designer

Born in Plock, Poland, graduated from the Gdansk Academy of Fine Arts.

Creator of the logo SOLIDARNOŚĆ / Solidarity, one of the most recognizable logos in the world.

He is working on various areas of artistic creation, mainly visual corporate identity projects, logos, posters in cooperation with various media, producers, theatres, publishing houses, advertising agencies, public and private institutions.

During martial law in Poland in 1982 he left for the Federal Republic of Germany. In 1983 received an atelier from the City of Paris - remained there until 1996. Returned to Poland and founded studio Ograf in Sopot. In 1998 went to Barcelona / studio Tajjer - in 2009 moved to La Coruña.

Since 1986 he has also been an author of many open air installations incorporating thousands of ribbons embedded in the urban space of the cities - Madrid, Barcelona, Lódz, Gdańsk.

For many years he has been creating original works in mixed-media, compositions made from packaging, paper clippings - individual exhibition in Washington / Charles Krause Reporting Fine Arts / recognized by the Washington Post as one of the ten most interesting in 2012.

Recent important projects include the logo and visual identity of the Polish Presidency of the EU / 2011, of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland / 2012 and of the Sejm - Polish Parliament / Sept 2015.


2016
• Art Basel Miami _Charles Krause Reporting Fine Arts

2015
• Individual expo _Charles Krause Reporting Fine Arts _Washington DC

2013
• A call to Arms _Charles Krause Reporting Fine Arts _Washington DC
• Got the message _Art Gallery of Ballarat
• Art Targets >Guns _The Newtown Project _Washington DC

2011/2012
• Individual expo _Charles Krause Reporting Fine Arts _Washington DC
• Design for Freedom - Freedom in Design _Baku /Stockholm /Berlin/Tokyo

2011
• New Polish Poster_MOMA _New York
• Particolare, Paths of Democracy _Venice Biennale

2010
• International Poster Biennale _Warsaw
• Roads to Freedom _Solidarity Centre Foundation _Gdansk
• Re-designing the East _Political Design in Asia and Europe _Stuttgart

2009
• SIEGesIKONen/Icons of Victory - transFORM _Humboldt Berlin
• All Colours of Democracy _Polish General Consulate _Barcelona
• The Road to Freedom _Municipal Gallery _Bydgoszcz

2005
• Solid Art _Museu d’Historie de Catalunya _Barcelona
• Solid Art _European Parliament _Brussels
• Dock watchers _Wyspa Institute of Art _Gdansk

1992
• Individual expo _Posters and Fine Art _Maison Limoges _Paris

1985
• L’image des mots _Centre Georges Pompidou _Paris
• Individual expo _Posters in Compagnie de la Croix du Sud _Paris

1984
• Foire d'Arts Plastiques _Elancourt
• Cité des Arts _Paris

1983
• Kunst aus Polen _Karlsruhe
• Convergence Jeune Expression au Grand Palais _Paris
• Individual expo _Posters and graphics of Solidarity in L’Alliance Françoise _Toronto
• 125 Affiches Vivantes _Amiens
• Art of Solidarity _Yale University, Harvard University

1982
• Triennale of the European Political Posters _Mons
• Polish Posters _West Berlin
• Vier zeitgenössiche polnishe Künstler _Sindelfingen

1981
• International Poster Biennale _Lahti
• Biennale of the Polish Posters _Katowice

1979
• International Poster Biennale _Lahti
• Biennale of the Polish Posters _Katowice

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