Aleksander Walijewski is an award-winning graphic artist based in Warsaw, Poland. He graduated with a Masters degree from Graphic Design at the University of Arts in Poznań in the Poster Studio of Professor Grzegorz Marszałek.

Aleksander designs film, theatre and cultural event posters. He draws inspiration from surrealism and Polish School of Posters putting focus on the concept of each work to attract the viewers with unusual, imaginative ideas. He achieves it by using metaphors, symbols and by creating something you could call “visual riddles”.

He has worked for such clients as Netflix, Apple TV, 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.

His posters have received multiple international awards including 1st Prize Grand Prix at International Poster Biennale Lublin 2021, Gold Award at 2023 Clio Entertainment Awards in Theatrical/Film: Key Art medium and 1st Award at Short Film Festival 2021 in Best Poster category.

Aleksander’s posters were exhibited at various international poster shows in Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Finland, England, Germany, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Cyprus, USA, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay, Taiwan 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

  • 2023 – Gold Winner at 2023 Clio Entertainment Awards in Theatrical/Film: Key Art medium for ”Pamfir” poster

  • 2023 – 1st Place at Bolivia Poster Biennial in Advertising Poster category for “Pamfir” 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”
  • 2023 – Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay – Cartel Polaco / Polish Poster – Exhibition as part of the Biennale del Cartel Uruguay
  • 2023 – Berlin, Germany – Kunstbibliothek der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin – The Big Screen: Film Posters of All Time