The Letterpress Posters of Amos Kennedy

October 8, 2020–January 3, 2021
Plywood freestanding walls showcasing letterpress posters and an inlaid photo of Amos Kennedy.

Poster House is delighted to announce it is activating a new capsule exhibition space across from the Shop. As our inaugural show, we are thrilled to share the work of Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., a letterpress printer currently based in Detroit.

Amos Kennedy is one of the most important letterpress printers practicing today. This display chronicles just a small portion of his prolific output, focusing primarily on the advertisement of Black cultural events in the rural South.

Selected Images

A letterpress poster that says the night was black in black text on top of a pink background with silver silhouettes of Alabama throughout.
The Night Was Black, 2011
Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
A letterpress poster announcing the rooster day festival. Text is black over a pink and green rooster printed background.
Rooster Day Festival, 2003
Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
A pink letterpress poster with black text announcing a lineup at Tee's Lounge.
Tee's Lounge, c. 2003
Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
A letterpress poster of the word Rise in black ink over a repeated pattern of the word Rise in reds and yellows.
Rise For Climate, Jobs, and Justice, 2018
Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.