I’m Aleksander Walijewski and I’m a graphic artist based in Warsaw, Poland. I graduated with a Masters degree from Graphic Design at the University of Arts in Poznań in the Poster Studio of Professor Grzegorz Marszałek.

I design film, theatre and cultural event posters as well as illustrations. I put focus on the concept of each work, whether it’s a painted, detailed illustration or a minimal one, the final piece has to intrigue the viewer with its idea. I achieve it by using metaphors, symbols and by creating something you could call “visual riddles”.

I’ve worked for such clients as Netflix, Amazon, Yellow Veil Pictures, QCODE Media and many Polish theatres and cultural institutes, including STU Theatre in Cracow, Jaracz Theatre in Łódź and Warsaw Chamber Opera. My posters have received multiple international awards and were exhibited at various international poster shows in Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Finland, England, Serbia, Cyprus, USA, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia and Japan.

Selected awards

  • 2017 – 1st place in competition for series of posters for the 2017/2018 season at Ludwik Solski Theatre in Tarnów
  • 2019 – 1st place in poster competition organized by Highsnobiety x Amazon for alternative movie poster for ”Honey Boy”
  • 2020 – 1st Award at Polish Graphic Design Awards 2019 in Self-Edition poster category for “Joker” poster
  • 2021 – Honorable Mention at SXSW 2021 Film Festival Awards in Poster Design Competition category for ”The Box” poster
  • 2021 – 1st Award at Indie Shorts Mag Short Film Festival 2021 in Best Poster category for ”Together” poster
  • 2022 – 1st Prize, GRAND PRIX founded by UMCS Vice-rector prof. dr hab. Wiesław Gruszecki, in professional category at International Poster Biennale Lublin for theatre poster for “Pornography” and a Special Award founded by ArtSaas for “The Amusement Park” poster
  • 2022 – Silver Winner at 2022 Clio Entertainment Awards in Theatrical/Film: Key Art medium for ”Stanleyville” poster

Selected exhibitions

  • 2018 – Augustów, Poland – Kino Iskra – Exhibition of Film Posters by Aleksander Walijewski
  • 2018 – Cracow, Poland – Dydo Poster Gallery – “Independent Film Poster”
  • 2019 – Londyn, England – The Old Street Gallery – PosterSpy’s Annual Portfolio Review – Winners Exhibition
  • 2020 – La Paz, Bolivia – Museo Nacional de Arte – Biennial of Poster Bolivia BICeBé
  • 2022 – West Liberty, WV, USA – Nitting Gallery, West Liberty University – “Generation 2.0. What’s Left After Polish School of Posters?”
  • 2022 – Lublin, Poland – Centre for the Meeting of Cultures – International Poster Biennale Lublin – Exhibition of Qualified Posters and Solo Exhibition
  • 2022 – Koszalin, Poland – Cultural Center 105 in Koszalin – 41. Koszalin Youth and Film Festival – Exhibition of Young Generation of Polish Poster Artists
  • 2022 – Ciechanów, Poland – Klubokawiarnia W18 – Aleksander Walijewski: Exhibition of Film and Theatre Posters
  • 2022 – Poznań, Poland – Old Brewery in Poznań – “Plakat Wisi/Poster Hangs”
  • 2022 – Nagoya, Japan – Gallery of School of Design and Architecture Nagoya City University – ”Reinterpretation: Contemporary Polish Poster Art”