This lavish coffee-table book highlights 500 of the best posters produced by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the 1930s and 1940s. The WPA employed hundreds of out-of-work artists to raise awareness about public issues and civic life. These posters provide a snapshot of life (and graphic design) during the Great Depression and offer timeless messages about the merits of hard work, good parenting, a clean house, and healthy personal hygiene. Also included is a short history of the posters by Chris DeNoon (author of Posters of the WPA) and brief profiles of the most important artists. Full of beautifully reproduced images and fascinating text about a decisive moment in American history, Posters for the People is essential reading for artists, designers, collectors of Americana, and anyone interested in With 500 4-color posters October 15, 2008


  • 256 pages
  • 10 x 7 inches
  • 1 color
  • Hardcover with jacke

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