Karol Śliwka | Emblem Design Love
Born in 1932 within the Silesian Foothills in Harbutowice, southern Poland, Karol Śliwka started his artwork training in 1946 on the Night Faculty of Portray, Sculpture and Graphics in Bielsko-Biała.
“I used to be 13 years outdated and I had been disarming mines within the subject. Considered one of them exploded. To this present day I work with one eye. My dad determined that I must keep on the farm. However I insisted. I stated I’d study, and it occurred.”
His training continued on the State Secondary Faculty of Artwork Methods, graduating with a diploma in 1953. He would later cross entry exams for the Academy of Positive Arts in Warsaw, graduating in 1959.
“I went to Warsaw with only some zlotys with me, which my mom gave me for a roll, however that was not sufficient for meals or for the practice. So I admit that I used to be using on a faux ticket. Within the spot, I ate in an inexpensive bar in Mariensztat, the place one meal needed to be sufficient for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I keep in mind it was a rhubarb soup and a skinny macaroon. It was the one factor I might do.”
“The scholarship was completely not sufficient for me. I additionally used to smoke cigarettes. I had no selection however to earn some extra cash someplace. Within the second 12 months, due to a good friend, we gained orders in a scientific and technical publishing home for the design of e-book covers, and once we have been within the third 12 months, it was this publishing home that introduced a nationwide competitors for a graphic signal. I had no thought about this space of design, so I’d go to the library and see what these characters appear like, what they’re. I attempted and despatched a number of proposals for the competitors. It was attended by an older era of pre-war graphic artists who have been nonetheless working and doing stunning issues. Once I noticed their works subsequent to mine on the post-competition exhibition I used to be extraordinarily ashamed. How might I ship such scribbles?! It had nothing to do with a professionally designed signal, it was some type of smear on a serviette in a espresso store.”
You possibly can learn extra of this time in Karol’s life, and the way his vitality turned from portray to design, in an insightful interview on weekend.gazeta.pl (in Polish, I used Chrome’s translate). Or when you favor to pay attention and watch, there’s an interview on YouTube that’s very effectively pieced collectively, from the 2018 exhibition of his work.
After his superb artwork commencement (finding out graphic design at evening because it wasn’t an choice in Warsaw on the time) he started working within the subject of utilized graphics, later becoming a member of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers and the Society of Authors ZAiKS.
He acquired the Award of the Minister of Tradition and Artwork for his graphic artwork on the first Polish Exhibition of Graphic Marks in 1969.
Different awards and distinctions included (to call just some):
First Diploma Prize of the Prime Minister, the Golden Olympic Laurel, within the subject of artwork. Gold medal on the Polish Poster Biennale in Katowice. Silver for a sequence of Olympic posters. A “Golden Chestnut” for packaging. An award for a postage stamp within the The United Nations. The Knight’s Cross of the OOP. The Golden Cross of Advantage. The Golden Badge “For deserves for Warsaw.” The badge “Meritorious Cultural Activist.” And the Gold Medal for Advantage to Tradition, GLORIA ARTIS.
He died on September 10, 2018, in Cieszyn.
Samples of his design work will be discovered on the official (although dated) karolsliwka.pl.
Lots of Karol’s marks are discovered within the Logobook archive, and the e-book featured above (pictures through czytamaja.pl) will be picked up here (reviewed on YouTube by Christophe De Pelsemaker.