Category Archives: Poster of the Day

Poster of the Day

“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