Poster House

Poster House museum/shop/cafe Poster House is the first museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to posters. Through exhibitions, events, and publications, Poster House presents a global view of posters from their earliest appearance in the late 1800s, to their present-day use.

Poster House takes its mission from the medium, aiming to engage and educate all audiences as we investigate this large format graphic design and its public impact. Posters explore:

mass communication and persuasion
the intersection of art and commerce
control of the public domain
For a poster to succeed, it must communicate. By combining the power of images and words, posters speak to audiences quickly and persuasively. Blending design, advertising, and art, posters clearly reflect the place and time in which they were made. Through them, Poster House explores everything from avant-garde design, to changing societal norms, and all the fads and fashions over the last 160 years. Poster House was founded in 2015 with an eye towards filling a long-acknowledged gap in the New York cultural landscape. While there are several poster museums around the world, New York, with its long relationship with advertising and design, did not have such a dedicated public institution. After several years of planning and construction, Poster House opened its doors on June 20, 2019. Poster House is a member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers Association.

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From Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies https://botstiberbiaas.org/klinger-poster-art/
06/02/2021
Drawn to America: Julius Klinger's Poster Art

From Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies https://botstiberbiaas.org/klinger-poster-art/

Drawn to America: Julius Klinger's Poster Art By Karen Etingin Viennese-born Julius Klinger (1876-1942) innovated advertising posters, book and magazine illustrations, mass promotional campaigns, and brand development, and he had a single-minded approach to an International Graphic Language. He beca...

Happy Birthday Alton Kelley 🎶 As one of the premiere concert poster artists of the psychedelic rock scene, Kelley create...
06/01/2021

Happy Birthday Alton Kelley 🎶

As one of the premiere concert poster artists of the psychedelic rock scene, Kelley created some of the most memorable designs of the era. Here, he partnered with longtime collaborator Stanley Mouse to produce this 1968 poster for Sons of Champlin, Love, and The Congress of Wonders.

Happy Birthday Alton Kelley 🎶

As one of the premiere concert poster artists of the psychedelic rock scene, Kelley created some of the most memorable designs of the era. Here, he partnered with longtime collaborator Stanley Mouse to produce this 1968 poster for Sons of Champlin, Love, and The Congress of Wonders.

Poster House honors Memorial Day and all the men and women who fought for our country. Shown is Howard Chandler Christy’...
05/31/2021

Poster House honors Memorial Day and all the men and women who fought for our country.

Shown is Howard Chandler Christy’s 1919 poster listing Americans of all ethnic backgrounds who died in WWI, a design meant to emphasize the unity of America regardless of race or religion. 🇺🇸

Poster House honors Memorial Day and all the men and women who fought for our country.

Shown is Howard Chandler Christy’s 1919 poster listing Americans of all ethnic backgrounds who died in WWI, a design meant to emphasize the unity of America regardless of race or religion. 🇺🇸

Your Memorial Day weekend might be rained out, but it seems like everyone we know has gone golfing 🏌️‍♀️ instead.Shown i...
05/30/2021

Your Memorial Day weekend might be rained out, but it seems like everyone we know has gone golfing 🏌️‍♀️ instead.

Shown is Roger Broders’s 1932 poster for golf in Tunisia 🇹🇳 Broders was one of the most prolific and important travel poster designers of the 1920s & 30s, but only rarely incorporated human figures into his designs.

Your Memorial Day weekend might be rained out, but it seems like everyone we know has gone golfing 🏌️‍♀️ instead.

Shown is Roger Broders’s 1932 poster for golf in Tunisia 🇹🇳 Broders was one of the most prolific and important travel poster designers of the 1920s & 30s, but only rarely incorporated human figures into his designs.

05/30/2021

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05/30/2021
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December 1, 2020 Letterpress Artist Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.’s Rosa Parks Series Another facet to Amos's incredible poster and print oeuvre Rating: G

It’s Rodolphe Salis’s birthday! 🎉 Salis was the founder of Le Chat Noir, one of the most famous cabarets in Montmartre d...
05/29/2021

It’s Rodolphe Salis’s birthday! 🎉 Salis was the founder of Le Chat Noir, one of the most famous cabarets in Montmartre during the 1890s.

This poster by Theophile Alexandre Steinlen would get reused with various text and in numerous languages over the years in order to promote the club.

It’s Rodolphe Salis’s birthday! 🎉 Salis was the founder of Le Chat Noir, one of the most famous cabarets in Montmartre during the 1890s.

This poster by Theophile Alexandre Steinlen would get reused with various text and in numerous languages over the years in order to promote the club.

TGIF y’all! No one celebrated the art of drinking quite like Jean d’Ylen who often anthropomorphized his oversized objec...
05/28/2021

TGIF y’all!

No one celebrated the art of drinking quite like Jean d’Ylen who often anthropomorphized his oversized objects in his posters (do you see the 🍾 has a face?).

TGIF y’all!

No one celebrated the art of drinking quite like Jean d’Ylen who often anthropomorphized his oversized objects in his posters (do you see the 🍾 has a face?).

Join us with Alibi Lounge & Transgender Law Center if you need an alibi
05/27/2021
Everyone Needs an Alibi

Join us with Alibi Lounge & Transgender Law Center if you need an alibi

Try your hand at making a design for Alibi Lounge, one of the last black-owned gay bars in NYC!

Head to our Shop to purchase this exclusive exhibition poster for Julius Klinger: Posters For A Modern Age by the fabulo...
05/27/2021
Klinger Exhibition Poster 2021

Head to our Shop to purchase this exclusive exhibition poster for Julius Klinger: Posters For A Modern Age by the fabulous Shehzil Malik

Julius Klinger: Posters For A Modern Age is organized by The Wolfsonian-FIU

Julius Klinger: Posters for a Modern Age Poster 24x36 inches

On this day in 1933, the Chicago World’s Fair opened, celebrating a “century of progress.”Shown is Glen Scheffer’s poste...
05/27/2021

On this day in 1933, the Chicago World’s Fair opened, celebrating a “century of progress.”

Shown is Glen Scheffer’s poster for the event, one of many amazing designs produced for the duration of the fair.

On this day in 1933, the Chicago World’s Fair opened, celebrating a “century of progress.”

Shown is Glen Scheffer’s poster for the event, one of many amazing designs produced for the duration of the fair.

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05/26/2021
Democracy on Paper

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Join Poster House Collections Manager Melissa Walker as she examines mid-century campaign posters, including those of Nixon, JFK & Reagan !

On this day in 1864, Montana became a US territory. Shown is one of a handful of early travel posters for the state, a 1...
05/26/2021

On this day in 1864, Montana became a US territory.

Shown is one of a handful of early travel posters for the state, a 1930s design by Gustav Krollman for the Northern Pacific railroad.

On this day in 1864, Montana became a US territory.

Shown is one of a handful of early travel posters for the state, a 1930s design by Gustav Krollman for the Northern Pacific railroad.

TONIGHT! Grace Young
05/25/2021
Virtual Cooking Class With Grace Young

TONIGHT! Grace Young

Join Wok Therapist Grace Young for a timely & tasty virtual cooking class! All proceeds benefit the "Safe with Sound" campaign.

Happy Birthday Jules-Alexandre Grün!! 🎂 Shown is the before-letters version of La Boite a Fursy, a poster which you may ...
05/25/2021

Happy Birthday Jules-Alexandre Grün!! 🎂

Shown is the before-letters version of La Boite a Fursy, a poster which you may have spotted in the background of one of our favorite speaker’s apartments this past year. Grün is known for his titillating depictions of showgirls and sexworkers in various states of undress, often with Kardashian-level curves.

Happy Birthday Jules-Alexandre Grün!! 🎂

Shown is the before-letters version of La Boite a Fursy, a poster which you may have spotted in the background of one of our favorite speaker’s apartments this past year. Grün is known for his titillating depictions of showgirls and sexworkers in various states of undress, often with Kardashian-level curves.

Have you stopped by to see our show Julius Klinger: Posters for a Modern Age? On view through August 15, this exhibition...
05/23/2021

Have you stopped by to see our show Julius Klinger: Posters for a Modern Age?

On view through August 15, this exhibition features some of the most remarkable pieces in graphic design history, including Klinger’s 1919 poster for Tabu rolling papers (shown here).

This exhibition was organized by the The Wolfsonian-FIU in Miami Beach, FL.

Have you stopped by to see our show Julius Klinger: Posters for a Modern Age?

On view through August 15, this exhibition features some of the most remarkable pieces in graphic design history, including Klinger’s 1919 poster for Tabu rolling papers (shown here).

This exhibition was organized by the The Wolfsonian-FIU in Miami Beach, FL.

It’s National Maritime Day! 🚢 Ocean liner posters, particularly those from the Art Deco era, are some of the finest in t...
05/22/2021

It’s National Maritime Day! 🚢

Ocean liner posters, particularly those from the Art Deco era, are some of the finest in the medium. This 1920s image by Kenneth Shoesmith for @cunardline is a fine example of their enduring charm.

It’s National Maritime Day! 🚢

Ocean liner posters, particularly those from the Art Deco era, are some of the finest in the medium. This 1920s image by Kenneth Shoesmith for @cunardline is a fine example of their enduring charm.

It’s Otto Baumberger’s birthday! One of Switzerland’s most prominent poster designers, Baumberger was equally comfortabl...
05/21/2021

It’s Otto Baumberger’s birthday!

One of Switzerland’s most prominent poster designers, Baumberger was equally comfortable with Object Poster style minimalist compositions (like this 1930s design) as well as more illustrational tableaux.

It’s Otto Baumberger’s birthday!

One of Switzerland’s most prominent poster designers, Baumberger was equally comfortable with Object Poster style minimalist compositions (like this 1930s design) as well as more illustrational tableaux.

05/21/2021

Freak Power tells the story of Hunter S. Thompson's plan to become Sheriff, take control of Aspen, and transform it from a conservative mining town into a mecca for artists, rebels, and activists. Through posters by Thomas W. Benton, artwork by Ralph Steadman, photographs, and film from the campaign, Freak Power chronicles a little-known period in Hunter's life—a period when he wrote prolifically about politics, the environment, drugs, and American values. As the conservatives and freaks battled it out, the campaign became fraught with violence, accusations, and moments of absurdity that bordered on fiction.

Book your ticket online!

Donate & Attend The Event! Grace Young
05/18/2021
Virtual Cooking Class With Grace Young

Donate & Attend The Event! Grace Young

Join Wok Therapist Grace Young for a timely & tasty virtual cooking class! All proceeds benefit the "Safe with Sound" campaign.

SPOILER ALERT! from Screen Rant
05/17/2021
10 Posters That Accidentally Spoiled The Movie

SPOILER ALERT! from Screen Rant

Movie posters are meant to attract and intrigue audiences, but these 10 promo images took things too far and accidentally spoiled their film's plots.

On this day in 1883, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West performs its first venue in Omaha, Nebraska. This 1908 design is one of hu...
05/17/2021

On this day in 1883, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West performs its first venue in Omaha, Nebraska.

This 1908 design is one of hundreds of posters produced to advertise the famed entertainer. Bill Cody was, in fact, one of the greatest supporters of the Poster medium in the United States, helping to create the vernacular of American show posters for the 19th and early 20th century.

On this day in 1883, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West performs its first venue in Omaha, Nebraska.

This 1908 design is one of hundreds of posters produced to advertise the famed entertainer. Bill Cody was, in fact, one of the greatest supporters of the Poster medium in the United States, helping to create the vernacular of American show posters for the 19th and early 20th century.

On this day in 1920, Joan of Arc was canonized.Shown are details of two versions of Grasset’s 1894 poster featuring Sara...
05/16/2021

On this day in 1920, Joan of Arc was canonized.

Shown are details of two versions of Grasset’s 1894 poster featuring Sarah Bernhardt in the role of Joan. The original version showed the actress with wild, curly hair gazing toward the heavens. Bernhardt hated it and had Grasset redraw her with straight hair and a more self-assured expression.

Which do you prefer?

On this day in 1920, Joan of Arc was canonized.

Shown are details of two versions of Grasset’s 1894 poster featuring Sarah Bernhardt in the role of Joan. The original version showed the actress with wild, curly hair gazing toward the heavens. Bernhardt hated it and had Grasset redraw her with straight hair and a more self-assured expression.

Which do you prefer?

Yesterday was the anniversary of when Dwight Eisenhower broke ground for what would become Lincoln CenterWe currently ha...
05/15/2021

Yesterday was the anniversary of when Dwight Eisenhower broke ground for what would become Lincoln Center

We currently have a fabulous mini-exhibition up of the early posters that were used in the subways and around NYC to advertise each new building as it opened as well as a fee for the Film at Lincoln Center

This image was created by Marc Chagall for the opening of the The Metropolitan Opera

Reserve your ticket today to see Vera List & The Posters of Lincoln Center!

Yesterday was the anniversary of when Dwight Eisenhower broke ground for what would become Lincoln Center

We currently have a fabulous mini-exhibition up of the early posters that were used in the subways and around NYC to advertise each new building as it opened as well as a fee for the Film at Lincoln Center

This image was created by Marc Chagall for the opening of the The Metropolitan Opera

Reserve your ticket today to see Vera List & The Posters of Lincoln Center!

05/15/2021

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On this day in 1804, the Lewis & Clark expedition began its journey up the Missouri River. Shown is a 1920 poster by Sea...
05/14/2021

On this day in 1804, the Lewis & Clark expedition began its journey up the Missouri River.

Shown is a 1920 poster by Seaverns Hilton for the Northern Pacific Railroad. Hilton often referenced historic figures in his designs, particularly those related to early American history.

On this day in 1804, the Lewis & Clark expedition began its journey up the Missouri River.

Shown is a 1920 poster by Seaverns Hilton for the Northern Pacific Railroad. Hilton often referenced historic figures in his designs, particularly those related to early American history.

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Check out my interview with Philip Williams, the prolific collector and director of Philip Williams Posters, founded in 1973. In this episode, he tells fascinating stories cultivated from over 40 years of collecting vintage posters and details how it all started, after finding letters from aviation pioneer Orville Wright in an abandoned suitcase. www.artinsidersnewyork.com
happy new year
so cool that you are already doing this!
Looking forward to a visit to this new museum