A little over a year ago, I wrote about why Poster House believes it is important to collect contemporary posters. Since then, we’ve added literally thousands of posters to our permanent collection, many of which belong to our Living Archive. That archive is a dedicated portion of the museum’s holdings specifically focused on the best poster art being made now. We want to be able to look back ten, twenty, even fifty years from now and see that poster art was alive and well despite the ever-present threat of digital signs taking over the Out Of Home ad space, and more advertisers focusing on bland, uninteresting design techniques to lure in customers.
To document our progress, I’ve brought together some of my favorite pieces we’ve acquired this past year. I hope they help assure you that the medium is far from dead and continues to thrive on a global scale.