September 24, 2009

Posters for the People

This book showcases posters that were produced for the Works Progress Administration by artists across the United States. During the 1930's, the government sponsored a program to employ thousands of artists who would have been otherwise out of work to produce posters about public works. This book reproduces a sampling of those posters, organizing them around numerous themes, including heath and safety, preservation and conservation, knowledge and information, travel, neighborhood places, sports, and the visual and performing arts. You will quickly see how the graphic arts concepts illustrated here are still informing is today.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Posters for the People: Art of the WPA
Ennis Carter
NC 1807 .U5 C37 2008