Michal Batory’s exhibition in Warsaw – book covers

Michał Batory's exhibition in University of Warsaw Library

Michał Batory’s exhibition in University of Warsaw Library, April 2016

Michał Batory is one of the most appreciated poster artists in the world. He studied at Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, but for many years now he has been living and working in Paris. His art was even exhibited in Louvre, making him the second Pole in history presented in that gallery. Not everyone knows, however, that apart from posters he also designs great book covers and is a photographer. Since today in Warsaw there is a chance to see his book covers at the exhibition at University of Warsaw Library (BUW)

Michał Batory - cover designs

Michał Batory – cover designs (source: www.michalbatory.com)

You can find there the original versions of such famous publications as Paolo Coelho’s “Eleven Minutes” or “The Alchemist”. There are also real objects, which constituted the main motifs of these covers. Thanks to them it is easier to imagine how the artist worked. Michał Batory, as he says himself, treats book covers like posters. For him, a cover is a symbol, a sign and a synthesis of the book’s content. Apart from 1:1 projects, the exhibition in BUW features also enlarged covers, as 120x180cm citylights, which really do look like posters. The exhibition closes on 18th May, I strongly encourage you to see it:

“Summary of content”
Book covers – Michał Batory/Drzewo Babel – 20 years of cooperation
Univeristy of Warsaw Library (BUW)
ul. Dobra 56/66

Michał Batory - cover designs

Michał Batory – cover designs (source: www.michalbatory.com)

Michał Batory - cover designs

Michał Batory – cover designs (source: www.michalbatory.com)

Michał Batory - exhibition in BUW

Michał Batory – exhibition in BUW, April 2016

Michał Batory - cover for "Pisarz rodzinny" (source: www.michalbatory.com)

Michał Batory – cover for “Pisarz rodzinny” (source: www.michalbatory.com)

Michał Batory - exhibition in BUW

Michał Batory – exhibition in BUW, April 2016

Michał Batory and BArbara Stępień - opening of the exhibition

Michał Batory and Barbara Stępień – opening of the exhibition, April 2016

Michał Batory, Mieczysław Wasilewski, Anna Kłos

Michał Batory, Mieczysław Wasilewski, Anna Kłos, April 2016

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