Ms. Ruth E. Iskin: Posters as Art and Advertising in the Nineteenth Century

160926 seminar IskinDate: 26 September 2016
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Room 7.58 Run Run Shaw Tower

During the nineteenth century designers invented a new form of art and advertising, using what was still a new medium –  colour lithography. They developed a new form of communication that relied primarily on images and set a new direction for modern graphic design. This richly illustrated talk features numerous posters from France, England and other European nations as well as the US, that promoted a wide range of products, services, and entertainments, including books, journals, cafe concerts and circuses; contemporary fashions and department stores; cameras, typewriters, and bicycles, and transportation services like the train… (Please click on the image to read more)