Looking back at the recent celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Polish Olympic Committee, this organization recall the flag initiative – the International Poster Competition for the 100th anniversary of the Polish Olympic Committee.
“This competitions are to poster designers what sports competitions are to athletes.”Dr Max Skorwider, University of the Arts Poznan
The latest publication of the Polish Olympic Committee Olympic Poster Art. Its History and Meaning is devoted to the relationship between sport and art, and commemorates the International Poster Competition for the 100th anniversary of the Polish Olympic Committee by presenting the final works qualified for the post-competition exhibition. As we took part and succeeded qualifying for the final exhibition, we are featured in this publication and that fills us with joy.
The book not only offers insight into the final works qualified for the post-competition exhibition but outlines a history of global Olympic designs, as the ancient cultural legacy of Olympic values is a very important aspect of the competition. The poster the Jury honored with first prize, by Piotr Delta-Klesta (Poland) reflects the evolution of sport from antiquity to the present. the winning entry took the iconic figure of the Discobolus and juxtaposed it with a smartphone.
“The poster was associated with the sport at its inception and has accompanied it ever since. That is probably because a simple graphic symbol can express great ideas with great power.”Andrzej Krasnicki, President of the Polish Olympic Committee