promote and disseminate knowledge and creativity in the field of graphic design by focusing on the poster as a major medium of visual communication. Posters have been influential not only as vehicles for providing information but also as tools for social change, developing awareness on critical issues, dissemination of revolutionary or political ideas, and propaganda since the early printing of broadsides in the early nineteenth century until the present day of the digital era.
Peace was first published as Lukova’s visual commentary on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times, and later the artist reinterpreted it as a serigraph poster. Arguably one of Lukova’s most well known and most copied images, Peace asks a question: do we protect peace by creating endless wars?
In the turbulent days of May 1968 in Paris, a group of artists calling themselves the Atelier Populaire created posters that were vital in spreading the call to unite student and workers. The propaganda of the French revolt was fed by immediate pressures. The day by day events – the disruption of classes at Nanterre University led by Daniel Cohn-Bendit, the supporting student demonstrations in Paris, the police invasion of the Sorbonne and its occupation by students, the barricades, and the government’s reaction and referendum…
Manuel Orazi was a Spanish illustrator, a lithographer who contributed notable Art Nouveau posters of the last quarter of the nineteenth century. He designed the 1884 Théodora poster for Sarah Bernhardt with Gorguet. Others of his posters were for Peugeot bicycles, the opera Aben Hamet and, in the form of an old torn manuscript, for the opera Thaïs by Jules Massenet.
One of America’s most successful poster designers began his career at the age of 20, after graduating from an illustration and design course at Pratt Institute . Gold got a job in the poster department in the New York office of Warner Bros , and his first two projects were for the hugely successful 1942 films Yankee Doodle Dandy and Casablanca (both won various Academy Awards).