Michal Batory

(born 1959)

Michal Batory – graphist, poster artist. He was born in 1959 in Lodz (Poland). From 1979 to 85 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, at the Faculty of Graphics, specializing in the art of posters. In 1987 he moved to Paris, where he first worked in a graphics agency, and from 1994 as a freelance graphic designer. He is a world-renowned graphic designer and poster artist, working with the largest enterprises and institutions in the field of culture (museums, theaters, publishing houses, etc.). He is also a winner of many international awards.

Je suis Charlie

“Je suis Charlie” collection is inspired by a poster created by Michal Batory as a reaction to the terrorist attack perpetrated on January 15th, 2015 against Charlie Hebdo magazine, famous for its satirical drawings. The collection is an homage from one artist to his fellow artists, who stood tall against the darkness of obscurantism and terrorism and fallen for the freedom of expression.