Creating Community: Event Posters for AIGA NY

November 16, 2023–April 14, 2024

This exhibition highlights the full range of events hosted by AIGA NY from the late 1980s to the early 2000s. It chronicles the evolving state of the graphic design field, from the analog to the dawn of the digital age and beyond. Featured are some of the 20th century’s most important and notable practitioners who either designed the posters on view or participated in the many panels, discussions, presentations, and events organized by AIGA NY—all of which was done on a volunteer basis in order to promote and elevate the field of graphic design. 

This exhibition comes to Poster House through a generous loan from AIGA NY. 

Selected Images

A sepia toned photographic poster of a man's head superimposed by a drawing of a color wheel.
Colour: A Visible Spectrum of Ideas, 1991
Michael Mabry & Margie Chu
A photographic poster of a man in a gorilla suit holding a Barbie and reaching for a paper airplane above flames.
James Victore: Mad As Hell, 2002
James Victore
A poster of two long tongues reaching toward each other surrounded by black handwriting.
Fresh Dialogue, 1996
Stefan Sagmeister
A typographic poster showing the title of a book spread out over many lines in varying heights and weights.
Rick Poynor: Typographica, 2002
Jeffery Keedy