Web sites, Poster art, and
People to Love.
I have many obsessions. Who doesn't? One of the bigger ones is a voracious appetite for good poster art - if it's vintage, so much the better.
This is one area where the Web has really paid off in spades, for as more collections of poster art, and poster art dealers spring up online, the more great, undiscovered work becomes available. And I am happy.
These are just a small sampling of poster Web sites that I've found, plus some online journals and creative sites that I love, find inspiring, or both. I'm always on the prowl for interesting places to visit online (especially online poster collections), so if you know of something, please let me know!
Online Poster Collections (and other Graphic Design)
Also see related bagatelle categories:
- Before Green Eggs and Ham: Theodore Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss), Advertising Man.
- Posters from the Work Progress Administration (WPA): By the People, For the People and selected highlights. Archival bliss.
- Alison Tait passed on this nice gallery of music promo posters.
- Typography in motion pictures: Movie Title Screens.
- Rave on: Flyer Art
- Pardon the alliteration: Polish propaganda posters.
- Feast your eyes on Clark MacLeod's collection of Saigon proproganda posters.
- Sick, with style: Design for Chunks.
- I am sated: 50's graphic design nostalgia from Ephemera Now.
- Various book cover art and print from a huge illustration auction.
- Corporate branding as art: Logoed.
- I wish I still smoked: A huge collection of Cigarette packages.
- Vintage suitcase labels: The lost art of travel.
- The inspiration-filled Ad-Access Project
- Feast on a massive, eye-popping collection of 20's and 30's travel brochures.
- Behold the Emergence of Advertising in America.
- A very nice collection of Vintage Luggage Labels.
- "By the people, for the people": Posters from the WPA
- Ski Posters from the Beekly collection.
- Expansive collection of illustration, Cuban poster art, and much, much more at Docs Populi.
- Beautiful collection of Chinese Propaganda posters
- Archive of Italian Posters
- The Chairman Smiles: Posters from the former Soviet Union, Cuba and China
- Contemporary Posters: 1960-1980
- Spanish Civil War posters
- Modern Dog (some good poster work here)
- Poster Art by Nels Jacobson
- Picturing Power: Posters of the Chinese Revolution
- Chissolm Larson Gallery: huge collection of posters from all over the World.
- Posters from the Soviet Union: Communism and jingoism from an age gone, but not forgotten.
- 800 vintage posters from Russia, Cuba, Poland and the Czech Republic.
- Art of the Movies: 100 American Movie poster classics.
- Swiss Poster Collection brought to you by the Carnegie Mellon University.
- British WWII Recruitment posters