Beata Śliwińska Barrakuz

Beata Śliwińska-Barrakuz is a graphic designer with a background in architecture. She lives and works in Warsaw. Her preferred techniques include graphic modification and collage. She has created a range of works featured in culture, advertising, and non-profit initiatives. Her style is all about individuality and recognisability. She has designed artwork for theatres, film festivals, the music industry, and museums. Her posters have been shown at many temporary exhibitions in Poland. She received the Polish Graphic Design Award 2018. In 2021, she was awarded the title of Designer of the Year 2020.

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The ZELENSKYY poster is a product of insomnia, empathy, inner support, and extreme emotions. It’s a spontaneous work of art that brings peace, good energy and hope, which we all need greatly in times of war. The choice of sunflowers was obvious. These flowers symbolize not only Ukraine, but also warmth, light, rebirth. Nevertheless, they are only an addition to the figure of the president, a leader who has united his people more than ever before.