New to me, but it’s been in my queue for a few mindbending days and I can’t remember where I found it. But still: Posters for the People. From the front page: “Welcome to the most comprehensive record of posters created under the New Deal’s Federal Art Project. More than doubling the number of posters thought to exist, this online resource brings many posters to light that have not been seen by the public in more than 80 years.” There are over 2100 posters in this collection.
Reddit: I’ve created The Poster Database – A movie and tv show poster website containing over 35,000 high-quality posters. “The Poster Database is a custom-built platform for all posters lovers worldwide! We’re currently focusing on media items like Collections, Movies, and Shows but we have some rich plans for the future to expand even further and maybe throw some other goodies along the way 😉 With the launch back in August 2019, we’ve had amazing support from various communities help contribute to the site and bring us to where we are today with over 35K uploaded posters growing!!”
Library of Congress: Step Right Up! Circus Posters for Your Viewing Pleasure. “Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, please direct your attention to the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog, and join us in celebrating the recent digitizing of the Library’s circus posters! The Circus Poster Collection includes more than 450 items representing circus companies such as P.T. Barnum, Barnum and Bailey, Ringling Brothers, Sells Brothers, Hagenbeck, Forepaugh, and Robinson.”
It’s Nice That: Glug is on a mission to create the world’s largest database of climate protest posters. “Glug, a creative events programme, is on a mission to build the world’s largest database of protest posters. Titled Protest by Design, the project is in preparation for the next round of global climate strikes taking place on 20 September, just three days before the UN climate summit.”
Edex: JNU students to create a digital archive of wall posters and graffiti. “The [Jawaharlal Nehru University]’s administration has been removing all the posters and graffiti from the university’s walls as part of the Swacch JNU initiative, under ‘The Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, 2007’. This has created a lot of outcry among the faculty, alumni and students.”
IanVisits: London Transport Museum makes hi-res photos available online. “The London Transport Museum has put high resolution images of over 500 artefacts and artworks from its heritage collection onto Google’s Arts & Culture platform.”
Washington Post: The Smithsonian is digitizing political and military posters — 18,000 of them. “…the National Museum of American History is now finishing a massive project to digitize 18,000 of its old political and military posters to make them easily accessible and to expand awareness of figures and issues long vanished from the headlines. [Kelly] Manno and [Amelia] Brookins, both 26, and colleague Thomas English, 31, have been working since December in a makeshift photography studio in the museum, cranking out more than 200 digitized images a day.” The posters are expected to be online by late summer.