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Shoes, Jam, Mosquitoes

These posters are from the period of Dutch advertising design between the wars, when Holland exhibited as vibrant an advertising culture as the rest of Europe -- and obviously using many of the same graphic idioms as the rest of Europe.

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05/16/2014: Design MMoCA posters

Print‘s Regional Design Annual judges are looking to discover top talent to be featured in this year’s RDA. Judges include Debbie Millman, Jessica Helfand, Caleb Bennett, Joseph Duffy, Alexander Isley and Michael Vanderbyl. Enter today. RDA winner Hiebing out of the Midwest Region explored shape and perspective in their poster designs for the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art‘s...

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You Got A Problem?

The Wolfsonian Museum has launched its website Power of Design 2014: Complaints. As a lead-up to the event, the Wolfsonian is posting a poster-a-day on the Complaint Blog, which is also "populated" with other posts on the Museum's incredible holdings. I will post the complaint posters once week as they come off the press....

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The Enduring Power of Posters to Promote and Provoke

As Carol A. Wells sees it, “The best posters are powerful and influential. The worst are quickly forgotten.” Wells is an art historian and curator who also oversees the largest collection of socially engaged post-WWII graphics in the U.S. And she’s one of seven design experts who curated Serigrafía, a survey of posters that...

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Image of the Day: 10/17/2013: Typography posters

Budapest-based design Áron Jancsó has created a series of beautiful typography-based posters, that vary in focus from abstract letterforms that highlight a particular typeface to entertaining pop cultural references quoting movies and music. Check out a gallery of them here. Via Looks Like Good Design.

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Coming Soon: Movie Posters for Those Films Inside Our Heads

Attention dedicated film buffs: have you seen Saul Bass’s other sci-fi feature, Rendezvous with Rama? How about Luis Bunuel’s supernatural Las Fotografias? Or that low-budget thriller by Alfred Hitchcock’s nephew, Oh Shit, Bees!? Of course you haven’t. They only exist in print form, as part of “Coming Soon,” an L.A. exhibition of designs for...

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Master Masterpieces of Poster Art

Martijn F. Le Coultre, a Dutch notary who is among the leading poster collectors in his native Holland and the world, started collecting posters over 35 years ago because, he says, “I just fell in love with them.” His focus went towards posters with a cultural or historic impact. He realized that product posters...

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Image of the Day, 08/14/2013: Football typography posters

Nick Blakeman, Alex Brown and Craig Oldham curated Glory Glory, an exhibition of typographic posters based on football chants (or soccer chants – depending on whether or not you need to clarify in your country). 60 European studios contributed to the exhibition (which occurred earlier this week) as well as a book as part...