The WPA Poster project paid thousands of designers to create posters from 1935-1942. Here is a selection of 92 works, and the story behind the initiative.
Steven Heller showcases a set of poster stamps—small, yes, but of major significance to the histories of commerce, advertising and poster art.
A recent visit to Chicago reminded me of how enamored I am of its rapid transit. It’s so much a part of what makes Chicago unique and exciting to me. Chicago is one of those cities with a “sound” to it—San Francisco being another—and the elevated “L” system is the reason why. Much of...
Explore award-winning poster designs from last year's Regional Design Annual and enter this year's design competition by May 29!
With Print’s Regional Design Annual turning 35 this year, we decided to break out the very first RDA and find out.
Beginning in the early 20th century, major studios like Gaumont, Pathé Frères, and Paramount commissioned posters to advertise their films. They occasionally hired established advertising poster artists like Achille Mauzan and Leonetto Capiello to do a poster for a silent film, but compared to the posters that advertised products or promoted concerts and dances...
As we gear up for Print’s 2015 RDA, we’re bringing you the Best of Region winners from 2014. Here's a striking design from the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Steven Heller reveals his collaboration with Viktor Koen: two series of SVA NYC posters.
J.J. Sedelmaier explores the book Ludwig Hohlwein, a collection of poster designs by the artist published in Berlin in 1926.
Ellen Shapiro explores Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots: California & Graphic Design—a book that's truly off the Richter Scale.