The Heroes and Sheroes series, comprised of 29 works, features the faces of figures like Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King, Cesar Chavez, and Daniel and Philip Berrigan.
60 Years of Posters Celebrating the Cuban Revolution
Despite the contradictions of the Cuban Revolution, the posters on view at the Museum of Decorative Arts suggest that, on paper, artists had freedom to express their optimism and support.
The First Poster Museum in the United States Will Open its Doors in New York City
Poster House will open on June 20 with a survey of the works of famed Art Nouveau poster designer Alphonse Mucha and a selection of works by the German design collective Cyan.
Graphic Designer Awazu Kiyoshi’s Fantastical World
Awazu rebuked modernist design ideals in his graphic art and instead engaged with indigenous culture, popular symbols, and untidy visuals.
The Graphic Persuasiveness of 20th-Century Communist Posters
The first major survey of communist poster art considers the visual legacy of propaganda graphic design in nations around the world.
The Playful Yet Sobering Anti-Alcohol Posters of the Soviet Union
A new book from Fuel features previously unpublished anti-alcohol posters from the 1960s to ’80s in the Soviet Union.
The Transporting Promise of 20th-Century Travel Posters
An auction at Swann Galleries offers over 200 posters that capture the thrill of increased globalization and emerging modes of travel.
NASA Releases Retro Posters for the Future of Space Exploration
Back in the 1930s and ’40s, during the height of the Great Depression, artists designed posters for the Works Projects Administration (WPA) to encourage travel to national parks and other tourist sites in the United States.
Posters Portend the Mortal Hazards of Modernity
MIAMI BEACH — For every skyscraper, zeppelin, airplane, or even lightbulb that demonstrated the progress of technology from the late-19th to mid-20th century, there were countless human bodies mangled, maimed, and electrified along the way.
How Graphic Designers Around the World Interpret Shakespeare
When the Globe Theatre along London’s River Thames opened in 1599, a flag depicting Hercules hoisting a globe announced the opening of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.
A Peek at Martin Scorsese’s Movie Poster Collection
The premise of the Museum of Modern Art’s current exhibition Scorsese Collects is twofold: to present 34 posters from the director’s personal collection and to act as a visual companion to the upcoming film program Scorsese Screens.
The Revolution Has Been Digitized: Explore the Oldest Archive of Radical Posters
The oldest public collection of radical history completed a digital archive of over 2,000 posters.