Victor Soma — illustrator, graphic designer, motion designer. Holistic visual storyteller, pop surrealist. 20+ years of experience in connecting fine arts, branding, expressive visual communication and design thinking.
Member of Locus Solus Group (with set designer Michał Urban) — creators of narrative exhibitions in museums. Sometimes art director, set designer, scriptwriter, cartoonist, interactive designer. Artistic editor of few polish magazines. Prolific press illustrator, working for many magazines and newspapers. Creator of visual identities for biggest polish festivals, theatres, institutions and companies. Jury member of awards in graphic design, illustration and comics.

Victor Soma uses lots of aesthetics and styles, suggestive visual metaphors, bold and bizarre associations with surreal flavour as important addition. He creates imaginative worlds mixing various areas of culture such as pop surrealism, vapor wave, punk zines, underground comics, glitch art, minimalism, op art, cyberpunk, retrofuturism, Polish School of Posters, '60s psychodelia, art brut and many more. Sometimes pure, sometimes wild. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Technical University of Krakow. Works in his studio in Warsaw, Poland. 



Contact: hello@victorsoma.com
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Awards

2021 — Polish Graphic Design Awards — 2 honorable mentions in Poster category
2021 — Polish Graphic Design Awards — 1 honorable mention in illustration category
2021 — Polish Graphic Design Awards — 5 nominations (including Designer Of The Year)
2019 — Polish Graphic Design Awards — first prize in Illustration category
2012 — KTR Awards — honorable mention in Poster category
2004 — International Festival of Comics in Lodz — first prize in comics competition
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Exhibitions

2022 — 18th Biennale of Theatre Poster in Rzeszów, PL
2022 — UA Zine — Dom Literatury in Lodz, PL
2019 — Information Superpower  (during Graphic Matters festival) — Breda, Netherlands
2018 — Posterized. Posters from Poland — PMQ, Qube, Hong Kong
2017 — Soma posters 1 — MOMU, Warsaw, PL
2016 — Obraz + słowo = sztuka (Image + word = art) — Dom Literatury, Kraków, PL
2016 — Type + text — Guilin Huaqiao Arts Museum, China
2016 — 2. Ogólnopolska Wystawa Znaków Graficznych (2nd National Logotype Exhibition) — Centrum Designu, Gdynia + Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie + Galeria Dizajn BWA Wrocław + Zamek Cieszyn + BWA Tarnów + Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków + Galeria Arka, Wilno
2015 — 24th Polish Poster Biennal — BWA Katowice, PL
2013 — Katalog wypadków (Catalog of accidents) — Zderzak Gallery, Krakow, PL
2011 — 22. Biennale Plakatu Polskiego (22 Polish Poster Biennal) — BWA Katowice, PL
2011 — Krótkie Historie 4 (Short Stories 4) — Zbiornik Kultury gallery, Krakow, PL
2011 — Krótkie Historie 3 (Short Stories 3) — Ligatura Festival, Poznan, PL
2010 — White Cube Black Hole — Art Space gallery, Krakow, PL

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Selected clients
Teatr im. J. Słowackiego w Krakowie + Teatr Łaźnia Nowa w Krakowie + Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe + Festiwal Boska Komedia + Urząd Miasta Krakowa + Muzeum Okręgowe w Suwałkach + Muzeum Archeologiczno-Historyczne, Elbląg + TVN S.A. + BBC Science Focus magazine (GB) + Radio Nederlanden (NL) + Off Camera Festival + Off Festival + Kit Kat + Dom Literatury w Łodzi + Teatr Groteska w Krakowie + Riverside prog-rock band + Playboy magazine + Przekrój magazine + Rzeczpospolita newspaper + Puls Biznesu newspaper + Machina magazine + Film magazine + Sukces magazine + City magazine + Art of Healing + GlaxoSmithKline + Nestle + Walk Events + BBDO Warsaw + Polar Bears agency + Clos Brothers + Instytut Badań nad Gospodarką Rynkową + Cropp + Ruch S.A. + Alter Ego Pictures + Dialog Festival Wrocław + Cracow Screen Festival + Cherry Road Studio (USA) + Posh Records (USA) + Muzeum Farmacji w Krakowie + Opera Krakowska + Teatr Powszechny w Radomiu + Centrum Kultury w Chorzowie + Tarsago Polska + Creativiva (CA) + Kontrabanda distribution + DOT (CA) + Manta Group +  BarKa club, Warsaw + Związek Artystów Scen Polskich + IETM conference + Koza Nostra Studio + PR Point + Six by Nico Restaurants (GB) +  Nowa Fantastyka magazine + APA Architekci + Cotton Beat + Kraków Culture magazine + Witaj W Podróży magazine + Miś magazine + GO Magazine...

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Links

Polish Graphic Design Index
Polish Graphic Design Ranking
Ello profile      
Catalog of Posters (PDF)
Psss Studio
Interview — Digital Arts
Poster Poster

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