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Opening: How Posters Work

Friday, March 31, 2017, 10 AM–5 PM

Explore the long history of posters as a medium of communication. How Posters
Work celebrates how some of the world’s most creative designers have employed
and pushed the boundaries of two-dimensional design, harnessed the mechanics and psychology of perception, and mastered the art of storytelling to produce
powerful acts of communication. Represented in the exhibition are prominent
designers of the past, such as Lucian Bernhard, Paul Rand, and Josef
Müller-Brockmann, and notable contemporary designers. Also presented is work by nationally recognized Wisconsin graphic designers, including Lois Ehlert, John
J. Reiss, and John Rieben. The Chicago-based, internationally known design group Sonnenzimmer is creating an installation specifically for the exhibition.

How Posters Work was organized by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Sponsored by: The Terri and Verne Holoubek Family Foundation

Additional support provided by the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Print Forum.

Exhibition Education Sponsor: Cargill

Bradley Family Gallery
Free for Members
Free with Museum admission


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