Category Archives: Poster of the Day

Poster of the Day

“Campbell’s Tomato Soup Bag” by Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol’s Tomato Soup paper bag from his show at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art in 1966 is certainly one of the most sought after and expensive disposable carry-alls in the world, and also one of the most popular pieces … Read more

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“Rheinbrucke” by Peter Birkhauser

We’re kicking off Proto-Pop with a look at an Object Poster classic: Peter Birkhauser’s Rheinbrucke. The Swiss Object Poster Style sought to create unforgettable icons out of everyday objects through breathtaking graphics and printing.  No one artist knew how to … Read more

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“Atlantic City – Pennsylvania Railroad” by Edward Eggleston

In the early 30s, Edward Eggleston produced what is often considered the best series of posters for the Pennsylvania Railroad, the most spectacular of which featured Atlantic City. The historically conservative rail line gave Eggleston the freedom to show off … Read more

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“Golf – Miami Biltmore Hotel” by K. Manahan

The prestigious Biltmore Hotel opened in 1926, and its tower was the tallest building in Florida at the time. It boasted the largest pool in the world, and the golf course (Johnny Weissmuller was the resident pro) was designed by … Read more

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“The Enchanted Isle – Martha’s Vineyard – New Haven Railroad”

New Englanders, this one is for you! Few artists define an era more than John Held, Jr., whose cartoon humor of the flapper era is still well recognized today. His images of Betty Coed and Joe College graced the pages … Read more

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“Indian Court Federal Building” by Louis B. Siegriest

A noted California painter, Siegriest designed eight posters for the Indian Federal Court Building at the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco in 1939. The series highlights traditional arts from the Navajo, Pueblo, Haida, Plains, Chippewa, Seneca, Eskimo, and … Read more

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“Buy War Bonds” by N.C. Wyeth

Raising money was a central challenge for all combatants in the World Wars, which were exhausting struggles of attrition. Bond drives became essential, and bond posters rapidly became the most common poster category of both wars. This stirring image by … Read more

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“Food Will Win the War” by Charles Chambers

The American Dream is aptly evoked in this uplifting poster by Charles Chambers. Printed in several languages to appeal to recent immigrants, the poster shows newcomers on a ship deck in New York Harbor, with the Statue of Liberty beneath … Read more

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“Das Kriegsanleihe” by Lucien Bernhard

This design by famed German posterist Lucien Bernhard uses the power of Teutonic symbols to create one of the most visceral posters of World War I. The mailed fist of a German knight comprises the entire illustration – malevolent, depersonalized … Read more

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“Gee!! I Wish I Were a Man” by Howard Chandler Christy

World War I was the first conflict in which the illustrated color lithographic poster was available, and combatants struggled to make this instrument of mass persuasion effective. Enlistment was one of the key early areas of experimentation, and recruiting yield … Read more