Maciej Hibner

Hibner, a Polish graphic designer born in Warsaw in 1931 was an important figure in the Polish school of poster design. Here are just a few of his wonderful book jackets and film posters from the fifties and sixties.

"Elmer Gantry" Sinclair Lewis Cover by Maciej Hibner Published by Wydawnictwo Iskry 1959

"Zielone złoto" Michał Rusinek Cover by Maciej Hibner Published by Wydawnictwo Iskry 1960

Maciej Hibner | Alibi Doskonale (Two Way Stretch) 1963. British (British Lion), 1960. Director: Robert Day. Starring Peter Sellers, Wilfrid Hyde-White.

"Smak soli i pieprzu" (Powiesť o dietstwie) Michał Sztitelman Translated by Zofia and Stanisław Głowiakowie Cover by Maciej Hibner Published by Wydawnictwo Iskry 1965

El verdugo (1963), Luis García Berlanga.

Janusz Stanny

Here are a few by this wonderful and prolific polish illustrator. The simple color palettes seem so fresh to me. Each of these uses 4 or less inks. And the forms and line work make me quite envious... Stanny's design and illustration grace hundreds of books. Thanks again to Iskry on pinterest. There are enough great polish book jackets there to make your eyes jump out of your head. Also check out hippopotami studio for more  polish book design.

"Siedemnastolatek" (Seventeen) Booth Tarkington Translated by Wacława Komarnicka 1967 via

"Gałązka światła" Afanasjew z Sopotu Cover by Janusz Stanny 1962

"Pożegnanie z panną Syngilu" Jacek Bocheński Cover by Janusz Stanny 1960

"Stukam pukam" Joanna Kulmowa 1959