On May 4th at 5 p.m. Polish Exhibition of Graphic Symbols will be opened at the Klaipeda faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts. This exhibition is part of the Lithuania's "DESIGN WEEK" festival. 

This exhibition presents a cross section of achievements in Polish design.
The exhibition will include graphic symbols and trade-marks designed during the years 1945-1969, as well as more recent designs from the years 2000-2015.

A graphic symbol is one of the basic elements of visual communication. Abstract symbols, artistic metaphors and graphic abbreviations are like the syllables or letters of a graphic language system in which, as if through a lens, the history of a given society or country is reflected. Since the end of the 1960s, there has been no exhibition or publication in Poland which has attempted to provide a comprehensive overview of the history of graphic symbols and visual identification.

The exhibition will present Polish logos and visual communication systems. The exhibition will revisit iconic designs from the years 1945-1969, enable people to become more acquainted with the history of Polish applied graphic art, and provide a close view of the accomplishments of design doyens and their newest works.

The first part of the exhibition will be a reconstruction of the legendary First Polish Exhibition of Graphic Symbols in 1969, at which 335 designs were exhibited in the Association of Polish Artists and Designers in Warsaw – including logos for Pekao, Moda Polska, CPN, Unitra, the "Telimena" shopping mall, as well as other logos which are now iconic by such artists as: Ryszard Bojar, Roman Duszek, Jan Hollender, Emilia Nożko-Paprocka, Karol Śliwka and Leon Urbański. Making reference to this event, the second part of the exhibition will present 335 of the most recent logos created during the years 2000–2015. The works were selected from among 3,000 submissions by the exhibition’s commissioners, Patryk Hardziej and Rene Wawrzkiewicz, as well as a board of consultants comprised of Ryszard Bojar, Marta Gawin, Viktoriya Grabowska, Michał Łojewski, Katarzyna Roj and Kuba Sowiński.

More information about the exhibition
The opening of the exhibition will take place
on 4th of May, 2017, 5 p.m.
at Klaipeda faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts. 
Address: Daržų g.18, Klaipeda.
The exhibition will be open till May 26th.

Polish Institute in Vilnius
Klaipeda faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts
Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw (IAM, culture.pl)
Lithuanian Design Forum