International Poster Gallery Presents: International Poster Gallery announces "Objects of Desire: Product Poster Masterpieces", an exhibition tracing the ways poster artists have made products and brands irresistible. April 1-May 28, 2007.
"It is a subject that graphic designers and advertisers have grappled with forever – how to make products sell through the right combination of word and image posted on a wall. Along with many classics, the show is full of unusual surprises from every corner of the globe."
Since 1994, International Poster Gallery has hosted more than 30 thematic exhibitions of original vintage posters. Many of these have been specialized, in-depth surveys, including shows on posters of the Russian Revolution, The Golden Age of Travel 1890-1939, and the first exhibitions dedicated to Italian posters in this country. The gallery's website, www.internationalposter.com, features more than 4,000 posters of diverse styles and subjects with thumbnails and offers helpful information about collecting original posters. A powerful search engine on the site allows viewers to search the inventory thoroughly and easily by subject, country, style, poster artist, size or keyword.
• Background, B&W Photos and Color Slides available.
• Support for feature development on poster collecting available.
• Interviews with gallery owner Jim Lapides and media visits are encouraged.
• Parking is available for media visits to the gallery.