The Polish people have always loved art and freedom, but after World War II both were severely repressed under harsh Soviet rule. Out of this suffering came a creativity that lasted for decades in the form of unique and colorful artwork designed in the Polish School of Posters. The peak of the school ran from the 1950s through the 1970s, and while they were given a general "anti-western" charter, the creativity and artwork was anything but, looking nothing like the traditional style produced by the USSR. Their designs proved to be witty, expressive, allegorical and broke just about every design convention of the period. In a word? Fabulous!