You might have seen the Polish posters for the classic Star Wars movies on IO9 (along with stylistically similar Hungarian ones). With the fall of the Iron Curtain, it became easier to get promotional materials from the film distributors, and those wonderfully weird works of art kinda fell by the wayside.
However, not all is lost. Even if the commercial posters are the same the world over, some folks still keep the tradition up - for the art. One of those people is Marek Skupinski, a Polish designer living in Sweden. Aside from creating posters for local events and editorial illustrations for newspapers and magazines, he made two very interesting, very odd and very Polish posters for wildly popular TV series, as entries for the 2014 Giffoni Film Festival poster contest. Here they are:
King Walter. While he may be wearing royal ermine and a crown made of what brought him to the top, his tired, crazy-eyed look is pretty telling how far he fell in his pursuit of power.
With the previous poster, things were pretty simple. But this one cranks the weirdness way up: who is the strange bald-headed guy with two crowns for teeth? Is it the personification of hunger for power, or the power itself that eats everyone who achieves it, sooner or later?