A new museum in New York City called Poster House is due to open soon, it will shine a spotlight of the cultural and historic significance of posters. Check out some amazing NYC examples of what will be on show.
Before we turned to social media to find out what was going on in the city, new yorkers of the past would keep a weather eye on the (actual) walls of the city where eye-catching posters would feed us with what and where to spend our time. A new museum opening in 2018, Poster House, is set to uncover the cultural and historical impact of this design artform that has taken a backseat int he age of digital imagery.
The posters you are about to see tell a story of a city where political correctness, especially in regards to nudity, wasn’t even an afterthought. Partying in the city certainly seems to have changed somewhat. The collection you’re about to see spans from 1909 (Madison Square Gardenbowling poster) to 1998 (Coney Island High) and until the museum opens next year (119 West 23rd Street) this is as close as we’ll get to what is on show.