Polish Circus Posters
May 4, 2005 10:38 PM   Subscribe

Polish Circus Posters
posted by growabrain (10 comments total)
*huddles in bed, shivering*

Can't sleep....clown'll eat me....can't sleep...clown'll eat me...
posted by DawnSimulator at 11:14 PM on May 4, 2005

Just gorgeous. Great post.
posted by mr_roboto at 12:59 AM on May 5, 2005

Wonderful stuff. Thank you.
posted by TimothyMason at 1:04 AM on May 5, 2005

posted by thedevildancedlightly at 2:26 AM on May 5, 2005

Thank you.
posted by hoskala at 5:46 AM on May 5, 2005

Wow. Amazing.

Thank you.
posted by ColdChef at 6:37 AM on May 5, 2005

You know, they're not really that expensive, either. A few that I really like are under $100.
posted by ColdChef at 6:41 AM on May 5, 2005

Thanks, growabrain! I don't like circuses both in practice and principle, but I love circus posters with tigers: my childhood nickname was Tiger, and there was a ferocious Ringling Brothers tiger poster on the playroom wall growing up. Meanwhile, up in the study, my parents had "Cyrk; tygrys na kuli (Tiger on Ball)", which was never my aesthetic favorite, but it brings back fond memories. The combination of 1960s pop art with the Polish word for Circus was very cool. "Cyrk; tygrys z plonaca obrecza (Tiger in Flaming Ring" is my favorite of the bunch.
posted by Lord Kinbote at 7:13 AM on May 5, 2005

This pretty much makes my day. now, back to work...
posted by Mme. Robot at 8:36 AM on May 5, 2005

It's worth mentioning, for those interested, that we've had many other threads on Polish Posters. The Chinese propaganda poster that Timothy Mason links in his comment is really quite good, though. I've not seen it before, and if it's truly never graced the blue in the past, it's worthy of a front page post.
posted by .kobayashi. at 8:49 AM on May 5, 2005

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