WPA Poster Art

I love classic poster art! Some of the best is from the 1930s Depression era WPA (Works Progress Association). Even today modern designers of poster art still imitate this style whether for your local band or your local politician.

The Library of Congress has a ton of online scans of various posters. They all featured bold colors with lots of contrast. Most with chunky straightforward designs. All made by hand of course. Each one from woodcuts, lithographs and silk screening prints. What skill each must have taken to produce.

WPA poster america

This is an awesome one promoting tourism. It has lovely moutains and cute little Native American teepees.

WPA Poster Reading Books
This one promotes libraries and reading. I have read four of the authors shown. How about you?

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