Roslaw Szaybo was born in Poland, and studied at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. He moved to London in 1966, and became artistic director at Young and Rubicam and later at CBS records. He returned to Poland in the 1990s to teach at the Warsaw Academy. In addition to his many poster designs, he was also designed albums covers for musicians such Janis Joplin and Elton John, film posters, book covers and posters.