NEW - Warsaw Neon by Ilona Karwinska


'Neon Warsaw' is the definitive new book by photographer and curator Ilona Karwinska. The culmination of a ten year project to document and preserve Warsaw's cold war era neon heritage, the book also includes stunning never-before-seen archival drawings and blueprints from the great 'Neon Group' artists of the 1950s-1960s. With a comprehensive historical essay on the motivations and methods of the Polish State that led to Golden Age of Neon in Poland. But the real beauty of the album lies in the visually stunning neon photographs by Ilona Karwinska. It is the debut publication of the Neon Muzeum, Warsaw. The book is printed on archival quality paper.

Published Neon Muzeum, Warsaw
Page Count: 232
Size: 28cm x 23cm
Format: Soft Cover
Language: English/Polish
ISBN: 978-83-943184-0-6

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Polish Cold War Neon by Ilona Karwinska


Polish Neon: Cold War Typography and Design tells the fascinating story of neon signs in Poland during the cold war by preserving and celebrating the remnants of this rich and influential history. Comprising of archival and contemporary photographs of these mesmerizing signs, as well as original designs and interviews with the designers, this book reveals an untold story of Poland and how a communist bureaucracy helped shape the future of graphic design and typography.

Published MBP, New York
Page Count: 224
Size: 11 x 9 inches
Format: Casebound

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Warsaw, Polish Neon by Ilona Karwinska - OUT OF PRINT

This pioneering Polish Neon photographic project documents the disappearing world of cold war era neon advertising in Warsaw. This bestselling book contains over 170 colour images by Ilona Karwinska, archival blueprints and foreword by David Crowley (Professor at The Royal College of Art), plus contributions by author Marius Kociejowski and historian Jerzy Majewski.

Publisher: Gazeta Wyborcza (Dec 2008)
ISBN: 978-8375524697
Hardcover 168 pages
24.5cm x 29cm

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LEE - Make History

Publisher: LEE Jeans
Hardcover 215 pages
21.5cm x 30cm

Ilona was recently shortlisted (twice) from over 16,000 international entries to appear in the ‘LEE - Make History’ First Edition Photographic Album.

The book contains 101 winnings images - and her chosen photographs have been shown around the world as part of the promotional exhibition.