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.
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
2018 – Augustów, Poland – Kino Iskra – Exhibition of Film Posters by Aleksander Walijewski