The largest collection of posters in the U.S. will become it’s own museum in NYC next year.
Yes, that’s right. A museum dedicated to posters and all the publicity they provide is coming to 119 West 23rd Street next year. Whether you used to be a fan girl who sported posters on the wall as a kid, or are just a regular Joe who is inundated with poster art on your way to work every day, this museum offers an interesting take on marketing, publicity and the beauty you can find in this popular form of “art.”
Poster House is “dedicated to presenting the impact, culture, and design of posters, both as historical documents and methods of contemporary visual communication” and will be hosting a series of contemporary exhibitions as well as a growing permanent collection.
The museum should be an interesting historical exploration of the role posters have had on society. They explain that the role of posters has been long and rich,
“Born out of the consumerist fervor of the Industrial Revolution, posters have a long history as a bridge between the worlds of art and design. They have been used to sell goods, advertise spectacles, promulgate propaganda, and incite revolutions; in all these capacities, posters alternately reflect and guide social concerns of the day.”
We’re excited to check it out, what about you?
Featured image: LTL Architects with Poster House