Another walk on the weird side, this time with a Polish artist obsessed with the 1920s — a time when his nation stood off a Bolshevik horde in one of the under-sung epics of the 20th Century. And wild animal familiars. And giant war machines.
Jakub Rozalski is a Polish concept artist and illustrator. He is best known for his World of 1920+ series. He recently worked with Stonemaier Games to develop Scythe, one of the most successful board games ever funded on Kickstarter, along with a hardcover collection of art from the project. The 1920+ setting continues to create a buzz, with a video game slated for release in 2018.
History is my great passion and has always interested me, as well as other cultures, mythology and fantasy. In the 1920+ world, I simply mixed everything that I love the most: an alternate history of my favorite time period, the countryside, a rural atmosphere, XIX century paintings, extraordinary giant machines and wild nature and animals.
In other words, our kinda guy. I am particularly drawn to Rozalski’s pieces depicting Olga and Changa. Because every badass paramilitary gal should have a Siberian tiger…