In the spring of 1969 “The First Polish Exhibition of Graphic Marks” took place in Warsaw. It was organised by the Association of Polish Artists and Designers and the Ministry of Culture and Art. The post-war achievements in the area of Polish trademarks were presented (from the years 1945–1969). The interview panel under the chairmanship of Stefan Bernaciński chose 335 signs which best described the specificity of the accomplishments in the field of design in those times. The best Polish graphic designers took part the exhibition, among them: Ryszard Bojar, Jerzy Cherka, Roman Duszek, Jan Hollender, Jaroslaw Jasiński, Emilia Nożko-Paprocka, Karol Śliwka. A large number of presented signs stood the test of time, and some of them are still being used today. Since then there has been no attempt to comprehensively describe the condition of this branch of design.
In 2014 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk Patryk Hardziej completed his diploma entitled "Polish Graphic Signs ", which took the form of a book devoted to Polish modernist graphic marks, which until now has not been widely known and described. In July 2014, Patryk Hardziej and Rene Wawrzkiewicz decided to reconstruct the historical exposition of 1969 and to organize, after nearly fifty years, the "Second Polish Exhibition of Graphic Marks". In total, 670 projects from 1945–1969 and 2000–2015 were on the exhibition. During 15 editions, the exhibition was presented in five countries.
visual identity & books design: Patryk Hardziej
gadgets design: Bartek Bojarczuk (Pan Tu Nie Stał)
exhibition design: Patryk Hardziej, Rene Wawrzkiewicz
photography: Patryk Hardziej, Adrianna Zielińska, Tomasz Chądzyński, Grzegorz Pastuszak, Bartosz Stawiarski, Hanna Jakóbczyk, Dominika Śnieg, Aleksander Drożdżewski, Karakter, Pan Tu Nie Stał, J. Muszyński (PAP)
— The 1st Polish Exhibition of Graphic Marks 1969
exhibition commissioner: Jan Hollender
qualification committee: Andrzej Heidrich, Jerzy Hofman, Zenon Januszewski, Aleksandra Konior, Kazimiera Moskała, Tadeusz Pietrzyk, Stanisław Töpfer, Paweł Świątkowski
organisational committee: Witold Janowski, Ryszard Sidorowski, Karol Syta, Karol Śliwka, Stanisław Töpfer, Franciszek Winiarski
— The 2nd Polish Exhibition of Graphic Marks 2015–2017
exhibition commissioners: Patryk Hardziej, Rene Wawrzkiewicz
board of consultants:rada konsultantów: Ryszard Bojar, Marta Gawin, Viktoriya Grabowska, Michał Łojewski, Katarzyna Roj, Kuba Sowiński, Marcin Wolny