We are giving away a pair of tickets to A Golden Age of Poster Design. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, February 6.
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A Golden Age of Poster Design: Magazine Posters from the 1890s
February 1 – July 9, 2017
More info: pittockmansion.org
3229 NW Pittock Dr, Portland, OR 97210
Discover the beauty of antique posters and their role in advertising. Advertising long relied on handbills and posters, but improvements to lithographic printing in the 1880s meant publishers could inexpensively reproduce colorful artwork. The new artistic possibilities prompted an international poster craze and elevated graphic design to a fine art.
Magazines, a popular source of entertainment at the time, were among the many products advertised through posters. In this exhibit explore stunning American examples from a golden age of poster design from beloved magazines like Harper’s Monthly and bygone publications like Lippincott’s and The Century from a private local collection.”