Szaybo, Roslav

1988 Vintage Polish Jazz Poster, Jazz Jamboree 1988

$200.00
  • 1988 Vintage Polish Jazz Poster, Jazz Jamboree 1988

Szaybo, Roslav

1988 Vintage Polish Jazz Poster, Jazz Jamboree 1988

$200.00

Date: 1988
Size:  26.25 x 38 inches

About Polish JazzPolish Jazz is approaching its 100th anniversary. What makes the history of Polish Jazz so unique is its role in the quest for democracy and political freedom during the communist period and its being deeply rooted in Polish traditional culture. In the 20th century, jazz was in the avant-garde of democratic processes in Poland and was strongly linked with all genres of art that struggled for artistic independence. The difficult circumstances of the communist period and the need to redefine its position after the political transformation left no space for stagnation. (From  culture.pl, A Foreigner's Guide to Polish Jazz.)

About the Artist: Designed by Rosław Szaybo (born 13 August 1933 in Poznań, Poland) a Polish painter, photographer and cover designer who moved to the UK in 1966. Between 1972 and 1988 he was signed as the chief artistic director at CBS Records, where he designed over 2000 album covers, mostly for classical music, but also for artists like Elton JOhn, Roy Orbison, Santana, Janis Joplin, The Clash, Judas Priest -- including the cover of British Steel and the band's logo. During his work in the UK, he also designed posters for English theaters.


Poster is in overall excellent condition, with some minor ruffling on the left side margin (please see photos). Unlined.