Wieslaw Smetek
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Wieslaw Smetek is one of the most active magazine illustrators in Germany. As photography gradually conquered the media during the course of the 20th century, the general view for a long time was that illustrations had had their day. But far from it: they are celebrating a comeback on front pages, in fashion magazines and Zeitgeist brochures. Wieslaw Smetek´s work is most often to be seen on the covers of Zeit, Stern and Spiegel. His images are at the same time surprising, original and understandable for everyone. COVERS AND MORE - ILLUSTRATIONS BY WIESLAW SMETEK is on view at Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg from May 9th to August 17th, 2014. Courtesy: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg.
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"German Feminism" Deutsche Feministinnen DIE ZEIT – Illustration 50/2007 © Wieslaw Smetek
Chancellor Merkel as a mother hen gathering her charges under her wings. "The Sitting Hen" Die Glucke, Cicero - Titel 05/2012 © Wieslaw Smetek
"World Nutriton Emergency" Wut im Bauch / Nahrungsnot DIE ZEIT – Wirtschaftsaufmacher, 17/2008 © Wieslaw Smetek
"Islamization" Islamisierung DIE ZEIT - Illustration, Published in the DIALOG Magazin Nr. 72/2005 © Wieslaw Smetek
"Your Kidney for 999 Euros" Organ Trade, DIE ZEIT - Titel 50/2002 © Wieslaw Smetek
German Zeitgeist Magazine Rack © Wieslaw Smetek. Wieslaw Smetek, born in 1955 in Poland, has been illustrating for the big names among the publishing houses for over twenty years now. He gives their magazines a face, makes them instantly recognizable at the kiosk – and he does it with witty and impudent, but always intelligent allusions.
"Special on The Naked Truth: Can Schröder Still Win?" Thema: Die nackte Wahrheit / Kann Schröder noch gewinnen? Stern Cover 21/2002 © Wieslaw Smetek
"To Be or Not To Be" Sein oder Nichtsein DIE ZEIT - Titel 38/2009 © Wieslaw Smetek
"What is this?" Was soll das? DIE ZEIT - Titel 39/2005 © Wieslaw Smetek
"Bank Crisis" Bankenkrise DIE ZEIT – Wirtschaft, 06/2008 © Wieslaw Smetek
"Go to the War!" Auf in den Kampf! DIE ZEIT - Titel 09/2006 © Wieslaw Smetek
"The Battle against Speculators" Die Schlacht gegen Spekulanten DIE ZEIT - Titel 10/2010 © Wieslaw Smetek
"Arabia is Rising" Arabien steht auf DIE ZEIT - Titel 02/2011 © Wieslaw Smetek
Eve seduces Adam – not with an apple, but with the Apple logo. "Tempting Apple" Verführerische Apple DIE ZEIT – Special on Beliefs and Doubts, 21/ 2011 © Wieslaw Smetek
"Yoga with Jesus" Yoga mit Jesus DIE ZEIT - Titel 04/2012 © Wieslaw Smetek
"Pharma-industry" Pharmaindustrie DIE ZEIT - Unpublished Draft from 2011 © Wieslaw Smetek
Social Politics, Stern Magazin – Illustration from 1996 © Wieslaw Smetek
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