Poz: Viewing the History of HIV Through AIDS Posters

Poz: Viewing the History of HIV Through AIDS Posters . “Three recent art exhibitions emphasize the pivotal role played by HIV and AIDS posters since the virus emerged in the early ’80s. Donald Albrecht drew from the poster collection of the University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries’ Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation to curate Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster, which was presented at the University’s Memorial Art Gallery. Andy Campbell worked with the ONE Archives and ONE Archives Foundation to curate Days of Rage, a multimedia online exhibition featuring activists and designers discussing their work. Theodore (ted) Kerr organized the online exhibition AIDS, Posters & Stories of Public Health: A People’s History of a Pandemic for the National Library of Medicine (NLM).”

It’s Nice That: Posterwar supports Ukraine with a downloadable archive of 80 posters and counting

It’s Nice That: Posterwar supports Ukraine with a downloadable archive of 80 posters and counting. “As it stands today (21 June), the Posterwar archive features 82 posters from countries across the world – Sreenihal [Pouka] counts submissions from: Ukraine, Italy, Finland, Portugal, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Bulgaria, India, Brazil, Colombia, Iceland, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia and the US. But this extensive selection looks likely to expand quickly, with the campaign also allowing visitors to submit their artwork directly to the site (after downloading the correct templates). What’s more, Posterwar lets anyone download their preferred poster – or posters – to publicly display their support of Ukraine, either online or in person.”

Georgia Today: Electronic Version of Posters to be Published on Website of National Archives of Ministry of Justice

Georgia Today: Electronic Version of Posters to be Published on Website of National Archives of Ministry of Justice. The country, not the state in America. “Electronic versions of posters and programs of Georgian feature, animated and documentary films, theatrical performances or other events have been published on the website of the National Archives of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, reported the National Archives of Georgia.”

The Pantagraph: $100,000 being spent to digitize Lincoln photos

The Pantagraph: $100,000 being spent to digitize Lincoln photos. “The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is launching ‘Picturing Lincoln,’ a project to digitize thousands of rare Lincoln images. Support comes from a $100,000 Illinois State Library grant. Images will be made available to the public through the office’s Illinois Digital Archives. ‘Picturing Lincoln’ will create digital versions of 7,896 posters, photographs, stickers and other items. The work will begin with hundreds of ‘broadsides,’ or posters, such as the one announcing a $100,000 reward for Lincoln’s killer.”

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Announces, from Facebook, a new Ephemera/Broadsides Collection

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission announced a new collection on Facebook. From the post: “The State Archives is pleased to present a new collection available online! The Broadsides and printed ephemera collection consists of approximately 700 documents related to Texas and United States history.”

Mask media: Soviet Kazakh health posters from the 1970s (Calvert Journal)

Calvert Journal: Mask media: Soviet Kazakh health posters from the 1970s. “Vladimir S. Tverdokhlebov’s posters for the Kazakh Red Cross from the 1970s offer an offbeat aesthetic for public safety. Humour, floral imagery, and a playful use of layout counter the cynicism of the time, medicine for the weary then and now.”

GlobalVoices: Myanmar illustrators unite to distribute protest art for free

GlobalVoices: Myanmar illustrators unite to distribute protest art for free. “A group of 30 artists from Myanmar uploaded more than a hundred protest posters… for free print and use by those rallying against the military coup….The collective noticed that protesters were bringing placards with the illustrators’ art to demonstrations, and indeed many artists had shared their poster designs online for free.”

National Library of Australia: A Century of Australian Advertising Posters

National Library of Australia: A Century of Australian Advertising Posters. “What can we learn from the sentiment and imagery used to sell Australians of the past food, excitement and adventure? How are they reflected in the advertising images we still see today? The National Library of Australia holds a vast number of late-19th and 20th-century Australian advertising posters that are now available to explore online. The collection features many famous brands and illustrators of the time, including Bushells, Ever Ready, James Northfield, Gert Sellheim and Norman Lindsay.”

Washingtonian: These Excellent Covid-19 Posters Are Both Beautiful and Beneficial

Washingtonian: These Excellent Covid-19 Posters Are Both Beautiful and Beneficial. “The Viral Art Project is a virtual art gallery that invites graphic designers and artists to submit original poster designs that respond visually to the Covid-19 pandemic. The idea is to raise awareness of the challenges facing the world while also promoting messages of hope and security. The results so far have been striking—an ever-growing collection of posters that demonstrate how powerful typography and graphic design can be.”

Toronto Star: Toronto Public Library and friends remix wartime posters for the pandemic

Toronto Star: Toronto Public Library and friends remix wartime posters for the pandemic. “‘Keep These Hands Off!’ the Second World War poster implores, urging people to buy victory bonds as a mother and baby cower from the gnarled hands of the enemy. ‘Keep These Hands Off!’ the pandemic version of the poster echoes, as the same mother and baby cower, but with masks. ‘Who knows what, or who you touched.’ The Toronto Public Library has more than 100 wartime posters in its digital collection and, last week, they asked people to remix them ‘to speak to the new historic moment we’re in.'”

New-to-me: Posters for the People

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

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

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

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

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.”