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Collection Exhibition Series vol.19

Posters from the 30s: Modern Life and Graphic Design

30s Posters 1: Graphic Design and Modern Life (Exhibition venue)

Tin Toy Car “Lincoln Zephyr Coupe”
Era: Latter 1930s
Designer: Unkown

(From top - left)
Gas Pump
Era: Latter 1930s - 1940s
Designer: Unkown
Manufacturer: Shell

New York Worlds Fair: Official Guide Book 1939
Year: 1939

New York Worlds Fair Souvenir: Compact
Era: Latter 1939
Designer: Unkown

This serial theme-centered exhibit focuses on the posters of the 1930s and 40s that so affected the country, presenting both the appeal of the simple yet robust graphics and the historical background of the period, a time in which the country was fighting to rebuild after the Great Depression. Visitors enjoyed the powerful messages and varied graphic expressions of the bright lifestyle depicted by these posters.


Poster “SINCLAIR Motor Oil” Poster “Work with Care”

Poster “SINCLAIR Motor Oil”/Era: 1930s/Designer: Unkown (Left)
Poster “Work with Care”/Year: 1937 (Right)

Poster “Training in Art” Poster “New York World’s Fair”

Poster “Training in Art”/Year: 1937/Designer: Blanche Anish (Left)
Poster “New York World’s Fair”/Year: 1939/Designer: Atherton (Right)

Poster “Wrigley’s”

Poster “Wrigley’s”/Year: 1937/Designer: Otis Shepard

IdcN Collection Exhibition Series vol.19
30s Posters: Modern Life and Graphic Design

Part1; November 22, 2013 – May 18, 2014
Part2; May 23, 2014 – November 3, 2014
Venue: Collection Gallery, International Design Center NAGOYA
Organizer: International Design Center NAGOYA Inc.