WSPÓŁFINANSOWANIE: WOJEWÓDZTWO KUJAWSKO-POMORSKIE, MINISTER KULTURY I DZIEDZICTWA NARODOWEGO, POLSKI INSTYTUT SZTUKI FILMOWEJ, MIASTO BYDGOSZCZ ORAZ FILMOTEKA NARODOWA – INSTYTUT AUDIOWIZUALNY
OFFICIAL POSTER OF CAMERIMAGE 2018
It is our great pleasure to present the official poster of the 26th edition of the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography CAMERIMAGE, which will be held in Bydgoszcz, Poland from November 10th through 17th 2018. The poster was designed by Rafał Olbiński.
Rafał Olbiński immigrated from Poland to the United States in 1981, where he soon established himself as a prominent painter, illustrator and designer. For his artistic achievements, he has received more than 150 awards including Gold and Silver Medals from the Art Directors Club of New York, Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York and Los Angeles, and The Big Crit 2000 award by Critique Magazine in San Francisco. Rafał Olbiński's paintings are included in the collections of the National Arts Club in New York, the Smithsonian Institute and the Library of Congress in Washington, Suntory Museum in Osaka, Japan, and others throughout Europe and the United States.
For many years, he was a faculty member at Tyler School of Art of Temple University in Philadelphia and worked as an instructor at the prestigious School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 1994 he was awarded the International Oscar for The World's Most Memorable Poster, Prix Savignac in Paris. In 1995 his poster was chosen as the official New York City Capital of the World Poster in an invitational competition. In 2006 the President of the Republic of Poland awarded Olbiński the highest award in the field of arts, the gold medal, "Gloria Artis," and, in 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta for outstanding achievements in the field of art. Five books devoted to Rafał Olbiński's art have been published so far in the US, the latest being Olbinski's Women published by Hudson Hills Press in 2007. Olbiński's illustrations have appeared on the covers or been shown in publications such as Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, New Yorker and Der Spiegel and his work has been featured in many international magazines including: Print, Novum, Graphis, Communication World, Idea, Art Magazine in America.