Poster Stamps

Teeny Weeny Posters

Steven Heller showcases a set of poster stamps—small, yes, but of major significance to the histories of commerce, advertising and poster art.

The Paradox of Juxtaposition

Poster stamps were used to advertise and commemorate things, people, events and, of course, products and services. These particular poster stamps are a curious amalgam of politics, government, history, tea and irony.

Itsy Bitsy Posters

Between the turn of the century and the late 1920s when the so-called “Object Poster” had reached a peak, the most effective posters were those that could be printed in both enlarged and reduced formats without sacrificing any essential visual information. Lucian Bernhard, father of the Object Poster (sachplakat) in Germany, was associated with...