Warsaw’s soon-to-open second metro line features artwork by Wojciech Fangor

Warsaw's soon-to-open second metro line features artwork by Wojciech Fangor

9 March 2015
Text Nadia Beard

A portion of Warsaw’s second metro line is set to open this month, featuring artwork by eminent Polish artist Wojciech Fangor. After four and a half years of construction, seven of the planned 19 stations are to be opened to the public, each featuring Fangor’s avant-garde designs emblazoned across the platform walls. With a single dominant colour serving as a background, the name of the stop is painted in capital letters along the station walls.

Warsaw’s second metro line runs from the east of the city to the west, with part of the line going underneath the Vistula river. Fangor, a painter, graphic designer and sculptor, co-founded the Polish School of Posters, an art movement which influenced the development of graphic design in poster art. Fangor is known as the only Polish artist to have had an solo exhibition at New York’s Guggenheim museum.