Bartosz Kosowski
Illustration, Poland
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Brief Summary
Blackbird Illustration is an illustration studio run by Bartosz Kosowski - an artist based in Lodz, Poland. Dealing mostly with portraits and editorial illustration, he has cooperated with numerous clients such as "11 Freunde", "Perspective", Apent Rom", “Gazeta Wyborcza” and “Newsweek”. His illustrations have been selected and awarded by the European Design Awards, American Illustration and Associazione Culturale Good Design. They have also been published in Taschen’s “Illustration Now! Vol.4” and Lürzer's Archive – “200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2011/2012".

If you are looking for an illustrator or simply would like to ask me a question, feel free to contact me.


11 Freunde
Åpent Rom
Duzy Format
Dziennik Gazeta Prawna
Gazeta Wyborcza
Leo Burnett
National Centre for Culture
Newsweek Poland
The New Republic
Norsk Politi
Orange Slovensko
Pan Tu Nie Stal
Perspective Magazine
Tourney Central
Twoj Styl
Wysokie Obcasy
Professional Experience

BFA degree from Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts, Lodz, Poland (2003-2007)
Graphic Arts

MA degree from University of Wroclaw, Poland (1998-2003)
English Philology

Selected exhibitions:

Ilustracja PL - Polish Illustration Exhibition (Soho Factory)
Warsaw, Poland (2012)

Editorial - Individual Illustration Exhibition (Owoce i Warzywa)
Lodz, Poland (2010)

Stripdagen - De Kampensche School (Nieuwe Vide)
Haarlem, Holland (2010)

Individual Illustration and Print Exhibition at The International Comic Book Festival
Lodz, Poland (2008)

Good 50x70
Milan, Italy (2008)

Ten Images For Ithaca
Ithaca, Greece (2007)

Individual Comic Book and Print Exhibition (Brama Jazz Cafe)
Szczecin, Poland (2006)

European Art Exchange (Natolin European Centre)
Warsaw, Poland (2006)

Projekt 2005 (Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts)
Lodz, Poland (2005)
Awards and Recognition
2013 - New York Festivals Awards - Finalist (Design: Illustration)
2013 - American Illustration - Chosen for American Illustration 32
2012 - American Illustration - Chosen for American Illustration 31
2012 - European Design Awards - Finalist (Book and Editorial Illustration)
2010 - Lürzer´s Archive - ”200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2011/2012"
2008 - Associazione Culturale Good Design - Winner of “Good 50x70 - The project that helps social communication” International poster design contest
2007 - Fimios, Cultural Events of the Municipality of Ithaca - Merit at Ten Images For Ithaca - 6th poster competition of the island of Ithaca
2005 - Lodz International Comic Book Festival - 1st prize in debutants category
2005 - Fuji Poland - Main prize in one page comic book Fuji Poland Sin City competition

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