Dorota Pawiłowska
Dorota Pawiłowska

By Kurt Vonnegut – a series of posters

Professor Lech Majewski
Studio of Publishing Graphics Years 2–5


Kurt Vonnegut is one of the most interesting authors of the second half of
the twentieth century. Provocateur, satirist, humanist.

Dorota Pawiłowska is one of the most interesting individuals ever to appear
in my Studio of Publishing Graphics. Confident in her artistic and intellectual
qualities, she successfully confronted the works of Kurt Vonnegut, and created
posters for his novels.

In her degree piece she has been equally at ease dealing with both the content
and the creative aspects. With wit and confidence she juggles quotations from
his books in a free layout of dynamic structures.

Her posters provoke the viewer with enigmatic associations and are an interpretation
testifying to Vonnegut’s immense literary value.

The range of colours used is interesting. Literature seldom imposes upon us
a sense of colour in the work. Sometimes we unconsciously create it ourselves,
adjusting it to our own feelings, and colour is one of the basic features of our visual
language. The blue and black colouring of Dorota Pawiłowska’s posters is sublime,
provocative. On the one hand limiting but on the other, in a suggestive manner,
supporting this interpretation of Vonnegut’s literary output through graphic art.

B. 1987, studied at the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
(2006–2011), rector's prize. She works in graphic design, painting and photography.
Dorota co-created the student gallery TURBO, at the Academy in Warsaw.

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