WPA Posters for the People Tour
Nearly a century ago, the government-sponsored Works Progress Administration (WPA) commissioned artists to create more than 35,000 informational posters for cultural initiatives, travel, and tourism. The iconic, New-Deal era advertisements combined modern art trends with marketing techniques. While many of the eye-catching signs found their way to archives or libraries, others remained inaccessible and uncataloged for decades.
Join Ennis Cartner of Social Impact Studios for a virtual exploration of the lost (and found) poster art of the WPA. In 2008, Ennis started Posters for the People, which has become the most comprehensive online database of WPA posters. Explore more than 1,300 posters never cataloged by the federal government, including specific works that remained hidden for 70 years.
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