Polish CYRK Posters

Of all Polish Poster Culture subjects most valued by poster collectors worldwide it is the circus poster that is the most appreciated and desired to collect. Unlike other circuses the Polish State Circus didn’t believe in putting star attractions/artists on a poster. A star status was even seen by some as something too capitalistic for a communist society. These beliefs did lead to poster designers getting a fairly open brief for the creation of new circus, or as they say in Poland: Cyrk, posters. A circus poster design had to show the wonder and amazement of the circus in such a way that people would want to visit the circus.

Below you will some of the Polish CYRK posters that are part of The Circus Collection.