Posters have been used for mass communication since the late 1800s. The historical value and cultural impact of this large-format graphic design element is on display at Poster House, a new museum in New York City.
Located on the southwest side of Midtown Manhattan, Poster House opens this month in more than 14,500 square feet of the historic 1901 National Cloak Company building. The museum collects and displays posters that are historically and aesthetically important to the advertising and design field, and can maintains the growing Poster House Living Archive, a collection of posters from around the world dating back to the 1880s.
In addition to its changing exhibits, the museum also provides visitors with a photo booth, where they can pose “inside” famous posters, like Rosie the Riveter. A design game is also available, allowing visitors to design their own poster by selecting varying colour schemes, fonts, iconography, and text.
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