The Process

Through the broad scope of Posters American Style, we explore the process of making the messages of commerce, propaganda, and patriotism evident through a visual medium. While it is not possible to trace all the many changes in poster styles in these one hundred years, it is evident that to attract attention, poster artists increasingly had to find new approaches and an element of the unexpected. Ever-changing variations of design and technique have functioned universally to focus the individual and collective consciousness, demanding both attention and action.

How To demonstrates how a poster is printed using offset lithography. Poster FAQs answers questions about various postermaking methods and techniques. More to It offers three activities that highlight how poster artists make important conceptual and design choices that directly affect their audience.

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