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Posted: Mar 09, 2017
From vintage prints to contemporary poster art; from books and movies to blogs and podcasts - we selected five sources which are interesting databases full of print and poster stories, facts, galleries and news. Enjoy watching!
Two designers, Brandon Schaefer and Sam Smith, talk about the world of graphic design, explore the history of poster design, share their thoughts and influences. Among the podcasts prepared by Poster Boys you can find Cuban film posters, Penguin Books, episodes about designers such as Paul Rand, Saul Bass, an episode about the Polish Poster School and much more. Of course, you can not only listen but also watch - the gallery on Poster Boys blog shows nice poster selection, related to each discussed topic.
The documentary which shows the story and process of graphic design production from the 1950s through the 1990s - from linecaster to photocomposition, and from paste-up to PDF. The independent film, directed and produced by Briar Levit is now in production and you can support it by pre-ordering your copy here. In the meantime - check the official trailer:
For more info and updates - check also the GM Facebook page.
This publication by Elizabeth Guffey tells the story of posters from nineteenth century to the contemporary time: works of propaganda and protest, pop culture projects, advertising - both familiar and lesser-known examples from the Soviet Union, China, Eastern and Western Europe, the U. S. and elsewhere. It shows the lives of posters, describes where and considers why they were made.
The website not only for vintage poster lovers, but also for those, who like to know the updates about contemporary posters, exhibitions, competitions and artists. An interesting part of the Poster Poster page is the "Masters" section where you can find presentations of famous, experienced poster creators from all over the world.
Facebook page about current poster exhibitions, competitions and publications. Follow it if you want to keep up with the news!
If you like unique vintage garments, old charming fashion illustrations or vintage posters and prints - the MAK exhibition FASHION UTOPIAS: Haute Couture in the Graphic Art is something for you. Selection of 200 pieces from MAK collection contains illustrated books, posters and magazines from the late 15th century to the 1930s. It shows the history of trends, designs, passion, fabric and materials, splendor and utility, features and details appearing and disappearing over the centuries in fashion art and industry.
The exhibition will be open from April 13 to September 4 in MAK, Vienna.
Read and see more on Textille is more!
Dagobert Peche, Die Moden den Wiener Werkstätte, Vienna ca. 1920, litograph - one of prints from MAK collection
Are you a fan of vintage cars or aviation motives? Or maybe you know someone who loves good, old machines and you're looking for some unique gift for him / her? Check our special selection of prints and posters with vintage vehicles from Rue Marcellin's collection:
On the left - La 18 CH Peugeot 1925 Original Print, on the right - TALBOT French Automobile Magazine Advertisement 1930
Flying or driving - what would you choose?
The beginning of the year is a good moment to show some nice old calendars which are memories of past years. Among dozens of vintage calendars shown on many websites we chose those who are, in our opinion, the most interesting examples. Be sure to check sources of those pictures - they hide much more treasures!
Pages from 1904, 1903 calendar by Theo van Hoytema (from Flickr album created by Gemeentemuseum Den Haag - here)
Calendar pages from sources collected by Agence Eureka (more - here):
1948 calendar (book spread), more in Michael Newhouse's Flickr photostream - here.
And last (and the latest) examples -1962 Dai Nippon Printing Co. calendar, designed by Tadashi Ohashi and 1977 Dalmine calendar, designed by T. Tateischi & R. Pieraccini; both from the set of vintage calendars on Grain Edit (see more here):