Born in a well creative family, Filip Pagowski was taking inspiration from his mom Teresa Pągowska’s paintings and his dad Henryk Tomaszewski’s posters. Very important figures in the Polish art world were of a huge stimulus towards Filip’s career path; he studied illustration, painting and poster design in the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. His work has appeared in many respected publications such as The New Yorker, New York Times and TALK Magazine and yet, his most known artwork is for a Japanese fashion brand Comme des Garcons’ Play collection.
It all started in the early 90s when Filip Pagowski, through his then-wife fashion model Dovanna, starred in CdG men’s show in Paris. The big collaboration followed a few years later when Pagowski, out of the blue, got the idea in his head of a red heart with two eyes, which he drew instantly. Now, PLAY logo is one of the most recognizable fashion logos out there and even got its own emoji pack. Filip’s work is respected all over the world, even by such eccentric figures like Drake for whom the artist designed a single’s “Summer Sixteen” artwork.