WEB POSTER EXHIBITION - Repeating posters

Amirali Ghasemi from Tehran recently sent me a poster, for a video performance, which has two interesting features:
  1. The text is printed on a separate piece of paper with adhesive background, like a sticker, and can be put on the poster in any position.
  2. The poster itself is like a tiled wallpaper, so several posters can be joined to cover larger areas.

Posters that produce new images when placed side by side are a polish specialty, see some of the pictures below.

If you know of more examples please send it to me!


2007, Jerzy Skakun and Joanna Gorska, Poland, for a festival of spanish cinema in Warsaw

1999, Wieslaw Grzegorczyk, Poland

1964, Maciej Urbaniec, Poland

1980, Rafal Olbinski, Poland

  • I now got some more examples, see below.
  • There is an interesting web site about how to make these kind of designs www.tessellations.org.
  • On a PC, the easiest way to play with repeating posters is to put the picture "example.jpg" in the directory c:\windows, and then make it the background of your screen: [right-click] on an empty part of the screen > properties > desktop > select background = "example.jpg" > orientation = side by side > OK.
  • Everybody knows the pictures of Maurits Escher. However, we are not talking about art or decoration here: posters should work even when there is just one picture all by itself.

2006, Kleon Medugorac, Germany

2007, Aria Kasaei, Iran

2006, Wieslaw Grzegorczyk, Poland

2006, Kuba Sowinski, Poland

1997, Kuba Sowinski, Poland

1990, Mieczyslaw Gorowski, Poland

1988, Mieczyslaw Gorowski, Poland

1988, Mieczyslaw Gorowski, Poland

2006, Farhad Fozouni, Iran

2007, Babak Eskandari, Iran

2006, Wieslaw Grzegorczyk, Poland

1997, Wieslaw Grzegorczyk, Poland

2006, Sandy K., Germany

2006, Sandy K., Germany

2006, Nazanin Tamaddon, Iran

2002, Alexander Faldin, Russia

2004, Sebastian Santana, Uruguay

2006, Sebastian Santana, Uruguay

2007, Elzbieta Chojna, Poland: Shakespeare's "Love's labours lost". It is made of 5 pieces, which can be arranged in any order. Indeed repeating/duplication must be a polish fascination ;-))), that is a reason why we have twins as a president and a prime minister...

2010, Samuel Verdugo, Mexico

2011, Andrew Lewis, Canada

2007, Florine Kammerer, Germany

A number of posters are not really "repeating posters" in the sense of Wieslaw Grzegorczyk's designs, but rather "upside down" posters, like the one below from Maxime Lemoyne, or also Aria Kasaei's or one of Sandy K.'s above. These posters work equally well when displayed upside down, and alternately putting both versions side by side gives also interesting effects. Should we make a separate web exhibition with "upside downs" ? Do you have any?

2004, Maxime Lemoyne

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