A breathtaking start to the new year

Majestic statements for Ragazze Quartet

The all-female string quartet RAGAZZE are four unshakeable presences with a penchant for the staggeringly beautiful. Over the years, they’ve emerged as one of the leading voices in classical music, wooing audiences with their unconventional programmes and collaborating with the most original voices in theatre, dance and literature. Their new concert, Basis, is a breathtakingly beautiful concert and follow-up to their 2014 programme with author and director Koos Terpstra. It sees the musicians revisiting their musical roots and taking a step back to question the big themes in their careers.

The Ragazze are known for pushing the envelope in their traditional field, a quality we embraced in the campaign images. Surrounded by antique splendour, bold, contemporary colour statements and majestic silhouettes by couturier Mattijs van Bergen are anchored in timeless mastery and craftsmanship’s inherent patience and discipline. Across the arts, across time, we placed these musicians firmly centre stage.

Basis will play in March 2023 at selected venues. More information on https://ragazzequartet.nl/programme/basis/

Concept & art direction: Paulina Matusiak
Photography: Eddy Wenting & Paulina Matusiak
Hair & make up: Celine Bakx & Fleur Hogendoorn
Couture: Mattijs van Bergen
Location: Prinsheerlijk Antiek, Amsterdam | Harald van de Goot & Mirjam Slisser




Art is not a crime | September 30 – October 3 2021

Join me at the opening on September 30 at Elektrownia Powiśle, Warsaw.
The Plein Theater poster series recently awarded GOLD at the EUROPEAN DESIGN AWARDS in the category Poster Series, will be on show at the Warsaw off ART 2021 art festival. The independent contemporary art festival is already into its 4th edition and features more than 60 artists from Poland, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovakia, the Netherlands and the USA, across three locations in Warsaw.

In line with this year’s theme ‘Art is Not a Crime’, expect authors with a lot to say through their own distinctive expressions. Enjoy original approaches in painting, sculpture, installation art, photography, poster design, audio art and so much more. In short, a unique opportunity to meet the makers and discover excellent independent art.

Each festival centre will celebrate the opening with a vernissage:
Join me at the Elektrownia Powiśle on September 30 at 19:00
and continue celebrating at:
Hala Gwardii on October 1 at 13:00
Art in House on October 1 at 18:00

Meet & Greet
During the festival you can meet the artists between 12:00-20:00 daily. Come and enjoy original tours, art events and what promises to be a great afterparty.

Artists of the 4th Edition of Warsaw off ART:
Marcin Adamczyk, Piotr Ambroziak, Kateřina Barabášová, Václav Buchtelík, Jolanta Caban, Milan Cieslar, Jan Cieślak, Magdalena Daniec, Magda Fokt, Pavel Forman, Viktor Frešo, Michael Gifford, Joanna L. Gołąbek, Vladimír Havlík, Robert Jaworski, Michal Kalhous, Agnieszka Cecylia Kazała, Ewa Kazimierska, Łukasz Kliś, Angelika Kordowska, Angelika Korzeniowska, František Kowolowski, Sebastian Kubica, Janusz Kucharski, Jiří Kuděla, Tomáš Kudela, Patrycja Kurus-Rosłoniec, Dáša Lasotová, Franek Leduchowski, Petr Lysáček, Paulina Matusiak, Paul Maciakek , Weronika Michalska, XY Anka Mierzejewska, Magdalena Moskwa, Michał Mroczka, Libor Novotný, Michał Ostrowski, Piotr Paraniak, Marta Piątkowska, Gabriela Pienias, Wiktor Polak, Karol Pomykała, Nikola Emma Ryšavá, Marek Schovánek, Marek Sibinský, Oleksii Sokun, Ivo Sumec , Jiří Surůvka, Magdalena Szwabe (Opozda), Piotr Szwabe aka Pisz, Tomasz Tobolewski, Dan Trantina, Paweł Zakrzewski, Agnieszka Zawisza, Łukasz Zbroja.
Warsaw off ART is curated by:
Piotr Ambroziak – originator and curator of “Warsaw off ART”
Bratka Leligdowicz – co-curator of “Warsaw off ART 2020-21” (POLAND)
Tomáš Kudela – co-curator of “Warsaw off ART 2021” (CZECH REPUBLIC)

Warsaw off ART film:




Plein Theater poster campaign wins GOLD at European Design Awards


We’re so proud to announce that our rebus-inspired poster campaign for Plein Theater has been awarded GOLD at the European Design Awards in the category Poster Series.

Public space as a stage
In collaboration with Plein Theater in Amsterdam, we created a series of rebus-inspired campaign images in playful reference to the theatre’s program. The images were used on various channels, interlinked, and distributed as posters throughout the city. Elevated beyond ads, they were enjoyed as works of art, and because of their pervasive public presence, actually became a stage themselves.

We also distributed the images as flyers and postcards: eye-catchers that captivated people with their originality and artistic quality. And, more importantly, became a happy fixture in the finder’s mind.

Story-telling attributes
Plein Theater is an accessible podium that focuses on the diverse East Amsterdam crowd: from regular theater-goers to those for whom the stage is new, across all educational and economic backgrounds. A single community, where an art form or theme becomes common ground. In line with their mission, we decided to cast everyday people as models, but not have them look straight into the lens. Instead, they were ‘coat racks’ for the attributes that did the storytelling. Objects covered the models’ eyes as an experiment to see if the absence of eye contact could have a powerful effect in a poster image.

The top image and first poster was created in January 2020 just before the Covid-19 crisis hit. It was intended as a jigsaw of different cultures and traditions. Over the course of the year it became Plein Theater’s Covid-19 image.



Venetian grandeur and craftsmanship

Venetian luxury brand Venetia Studium draws from a rich history of creative genius. Each product of their Fortuny line is a masterpiece of craftsmanship, painted and printed by hand with the same care as the late illustrious designer Mariano Fortuny would have intended. 

Following our earlier campaign images for their luxury home and personal accessories, we were recently approached again, this time to continue the story with sumptuous velvet coats and shawls. 

For their online store we created a rich, eclectic atmosphere of grandeur and distant cultures in a series of images showcasing their handmade Mariano Fortuny-inspired collection of velvet kimonos, evening coats and shawls.

Concept & styling: Paulina Matusiak
Photography: Eddy Wenting & Paulina Matusiak
Hair & Make-up: Radna Berendsen
Model: Nour – EVD Agency, Jasmijn – Anti Models

See more of our images on Venetia Studium’s online store:https://www.fortuny.shop




This is it, the poster by Film by the Sea 2019


VLISSINGEN – A Zeeland Mona Lisa, that’s what she’s already called. Rosanne Hustinx is featured on the Film by the Sea 2019 poster. It was designed by Paulina Matusiak.

The new artwork is an important calling card for Jan Doense, who succeeded Leo Hannewijk at the end of last year as director of the Zeeland film festival. He emphatically wanted something different than last year, when a painting by Aat Veldhoen adorned the poster. „But I also want to show the public that I want the best for them, so it shouldn’t be something that shocks.”

Doense sought collaboration with Matusiak, whom he has known for a long time. „At the Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival – now Imagine Film Festival – we worked together a few times. That has led to three posters that people are still talking about. So I thought: if Paulina can make something with a similar impact for Film by the Sea, then we’re on the right track.

Coincidentally, Matusiak was already involved in the film festival before. In 2000, at the second edition of Film by the Sea, she assisted Anthon Beeke in making the poster. „Looking at all the artwork from the festival over the past 20 years, I found early posters such as those by Beeke and Anton Corbijn to be the most exciting,” says Doense.

This year’s poster features „a stylized version of a Zeeland woman”, as the festival director calls it. She wears a Zeeland cap, which Matusiak made of fine gold-colored mesh. The woman has a book in her hands and ribbons flutter around her like film strips. The surf is visible in the background. Doense: „I thought it was especially important to see what the festival stands for: Zeeland, the sea, film and books. The logo of the festival has also been modernized.

The new poster will be on a large format from 11 June on the facade of CineCity in Vlissingen. That day is the traditional Amuse, where Matusiak is present. Then the festival trailer is also presented, which forms a unity with the poster.

Rolf Bosboom PZC 16-05-201




Museum für gestaltung Zürich

So pleased to announce that my work has been selected for The Poster Collection of The Museum for Gestaltung Zürich, the most extensive and important archives of its kind in the world. They are now accessible on https://www.emuseum.ch and available for loans and publication projects of international museums and for research projects in a wider context.

The Poster Collection features over 350,000 posters, 120,000 of them researched and inventoried, and documents Swiss and international poster history—including political, commercial,  and cultural posters—from its beginnings in the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. The geographical emphasis—itself determined by the history of poster design—is on Switzerland, Europe, Japan, Cuba, the former Soviet Union, and the United States. The collection is continually expanded and brought up to date in dialogue with contemporary output and acknowledging historical achievements.

The collection’s historical, thematic, and geographical diversity offers both a survey of poster art and a look into a visual archive of the everyday world. In addition to the principal questions of graphics and typology, the collection also concentrates on a socio-political understanding of design, as posters reflect in a unique way the aesthetic and social processes of a particular era.

link to collection




A tribute to our mentor Anthon Beeke.

With a group of dear friends and former colleagues we unfold a 7×12 meter version of one of Anthon’s most unsettling posters.
It was seen in the city center (on the day of Anthon’s funeral). Adieu Anthon!


Het Parool




Catalogue design for ALEKSANDRA GACA

Salone del Mobile | Milan Design Week 2018

For textile designer Aleksandra Gaca’s presentation at Masterly Milano, the Milan Design Week exhibition of Dutch Designers at the Palazzo Francesco Turati curated by Nicole Uniquole, we designed a catalogue showcasing a selection of her major international projects. The foil printed and embossed cover references her three-dimensional textile, BLOKO, custom designed for Renault’s SYMBIOZ concept car presented at the design exhibition. The catalogues were printed by Rob Stolk.




A Polish Touch @ Tent London 2017

We are proud to announce our cooperation with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute for TEXTURA A Polish Touch,an exhibition at TENT LONDON during the LONDON DESIGN FAIR 2017.


TEXTURA. A Polish touch
The exhibition features a broad overview of Polish projects, celebrating design with a tactile quality and exploring the unique potential of different materials and textures. Weaving techniques and patterns are highlighted throughout the designs as the exhibit brings together works representing the past and the present, as well as a diversity of production methods and material applications.

The exhibition interweaves objects with fabrics, like an avant-garde Polish tapestry combining different materials in unconventional ways and allowing new qualities to emerge. Through new unruly, subtle, mysterious and harmonious combinations, the designs mutually amplify their expression and tell a new story.

TEXTURA catalogue – download link https://we.tl/xNW5gYzewW



Ania Kuczynska X KRISTOFF / www.aniakuczynska.com / kristoffdesignline.pl /
Falbanka / www.falbanka.com / Oskar Zieta / www.zieta.pl / Aleksandra Gaca / www.aleksandragaca.nl /
Acephala / www.acephalafashion.com / Lorens / www.lorenslorens.pl / Agnieszka Bar / www.agnieszkabar.pl /
Wiktoria Szawiel / www.wiktoriaszawiel.com / Joanna Rusin / www.joannarusin.com / Justyna Popławska / www.justynapoplawska.com / Chmara. Rosinske / www.chmararosinke.com / Agnieszka Czop /
www.agnieszkaczop.com / Olga Bielawska / www.bielawska.de / Justyna Medon / www.justynamedon.uk /
Dorota Koziara Studio / www.dorotakoziara.com / Andrzej Bero / www.keramos.com / Confashion /
www.confashion.com.pl / Marta Bakowski / www.martabakowski.com / Edyta Pietrzyk/ www.facebook.com/edytapietrzykdesign / Katarzyna Schmidt-Przewozna / Mateusz Wiewiorowski / www.mateuszwiewiorowski.com / Malwina Konopacka / www.malwinakonopacka.com / Tartaruga /
www.tartarugastudio.pl / Natalia Jerzak / www.behance.net/yerzak / Klaudia Markiewicz /
www.klaudiamarkiewicz.com / Dorota Taranek / By BROSHA / www.bybrosha.etsy.com / Beza Projekt /
www.bezaprojekt.pl /

Curator / Exhibition design / Graphic design Paulina Matusiak | Studio Matusiak, Amsterdam, NL
Exhibition organizer Adam Mickiewicz Institute / Culture.pl
The Adam Mickiewicz Institute team:
Maria Ostrowska – Polska Design Programme Acting Manager
Natalia Gedroyc – Coordination
Małgorzata Miskowiec, Mirosława Kopka, Marta Piechocka-Nowakowska, Katarzyna Mitrovic, Agnieszka Dabrowska
Production Agata Bisping, Magdalena Jabłonska
Special thanks to Elzbieta Matusiak, Eddy Wenting, Peter Korver
Photography © Eddy Wenting http://eddywenting.com

The exhibition is organized by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute operating under the Culture.pl brand and is part of its program promoting Polish design worldwide. www.culture.pl

TEXTURA A Polish Touch | Tent London 2017

I would like to thank all the participants of the TEXTURA exhibition and everyone else who made this possible, especially the Adam Mickiewicz Institute for giving me this opportunity.

Warm regards
Paulina Matusiak



Lecture and workshop at MIADA,
Chongquing, China, 2016



Animation: Chicken Don’t Retire

project by Studio Matusiak
Paulina Matusiak, Tessa Valkenburg & Robbin Veldman



KILIM – cementtegels @ Elle Decor
Polen 2015




KILIM – cementtegels @ Volkskrant Magazine
Amsterdam 2015




Lecture at Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design
Jerusalem 2015




Boek presentatie – 25 jaar Danstheater AYA
Krakeling, Amsterdam 2015

Paulina Matusiak | Eddy Wenting | Marieke van Delft | Lonneke Kok



Dutch design Week Eindhoven

Lezing: the making of @ Studio Matusiak
Polish Design Talks
zaterdag 25.10.2014 | 16 uur | TAC | Vonderweg 1 | 5611 BK Eindhoven | Locatie nr. 37

Schermafbeelding 2014-10-06 om 12.17.31


KILIM – Cementtegels Collectie @ Dutch Design Week 2014
Einhoven 2014


foto 3



Productie van KILIM – Cementtegels Collectie @ PURPURA
Purpura – Polen 2014





De Theaterafficheprijs 2013

door Jessica Kuitenbrouwer | gepubliceerd: 13 november 2013

De Theaterafficheprijs, die tot twee jaar geleden werd uitgereikt door het Theater Instituut Nederland, zal vanaf november 2013 tweejaarlijks worden toegekend aan de vormgever van het beste theateraffiche van een professionele Nederlandse theatervoorstelling.

Na de opheffing van het Theater Instituut Nederland werd de Theaterafficheprijs voor het seizoen 2011-2012 niet uitgereikt, maar na de overname van de TIN-collectie door Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, heeft zij samen met het Wim Crouwel Instituut besloten om de prijs dit jaar opnieuw uit te geven onder de naamMart.Spruijt Theaterafficheprijs. Per seizoen worden er tien theateraffiches voor de prijs genomineerd door een door Bijzondere Collecties samengestelde jury.

Omdat er vorig jaar geen prijsuitreiking was, zal dit jaar op 21 november zowel de prijs voor het beste affiche van seizoen 2011-2012 als die voor seizoen 2012-2013 worden uitgereikt in de Aula van de Universiteit van Amsterdam. Een van de grote kanshebbers is Paulina Matusiak. Zij is drie keer genomineerd voor de affiches die zij maakte voor Danstheater Aya. Voor seizoen 2011-2012 is zij genomineerd voor haar affiche van de productie Hart en voor het seizoen 2012-2013 voor de affiches van Bite enHarnas.



Wroclove Design Expo 2013 – Wroclaw Polen
Poster exposition

festival Wroclaw




Lodz Design Week
Lodz Polen 2012




Festival international de l’affiche et du graphisme de Chaumont – jury
Frankrijk 2008




Expositie MATUSIAK op de School of Form
Poznan, Polen