Sumary of New York City museum salutes the art and influence of the poster:
- By Courtney Lichterman, Poster House A circa-1969 poster, “7Up/Uncanny In Cans,” by John Alcorn.
- ” Whether they encourage the purchase of baking powder or the start of an uprising, whether they hang in the bedrooms of preteens or on the walls of the subway, whether they center on travel or turmoil, posters are a universally used means of communication.
- Although they may not always be recognized as such, posters — both visually and in terms of their content — have been a vital part of all our lives, no matter what our age or where we live on the planet.
- That’s the essential philosophy behind the New York City museum that pays tribute to the art, effect and history of the poster.
- Opened in 2019, Poster House was conceived in 2015 by a group of poster collectors who realized there was something missing in the city’s museum scene.
- “There was not a poster museum in New York, whereas there were several poster museums around the world,” said museum director Julia Knight.