Friends at 33 RPM
Przyjaciele na 33 obroty, 2013, 57 min.
This documentary tells the story of an unusual friendship which lasted for over sixty years and connected two exceptional Polish artists – Roslaw Szaybo and Stanislaw Zagorski. Artists jointly studied at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts and belong to the so-called representatives of the Polish School of Poster. Zagorski in 1963 moved to New York. There designed book covers, magazines (Time Magazine) and vinyl (record labels Atlantic and Columbia). More than 20 years has worked with the famous pushpin graphic studio, and for 37 years he taught applied graphics at Temple University in Philadelphia. Szaybo in 1966 moved to London. Previously developed the concept of the famous series of graphic plate Polish Jazz. In London, he worked in a leading advertising agency Young & Rubicam. In 1974, he was, for 14 years, the position of creative director at the record company CBS. Since 1993, runs a photography diploma at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. Artists have gained worldwide fame primarily by designing records covers biggest stars: jazz (Miles Davis, Roland Kirk, Krzysztof Komeda), rock (Velvet Underground, Cream, The Clash, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen), soul and blues (Aretha Franklin, Isaac Hayes, John Lee Hooker), pop (Cher, Elton John, Simon & Garfunkel), reggae (Bob Marley, Aswad) and classical music (Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein). This uplifting documentary is full of anecdotes, carefully chosen iconography and bears great soundtrack with the music of the era (polish jazz).