Poster Events & Exhibitions

Museum Gestaltung in Zurich

January 25, 2016 - December 31, 2019

The Poster Collection at Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich is one of the most extensive and important archives of its kind in the world. Over 350,000 posters, 120,000 of them researched and inventoried, document Swiss and international poster history—including political, commercial, and cultural posters—from its beginnings in the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.

Jan Tschichold and the New Typography: Graphic Design Between the World Wars

February 14, 2019 - July 7, 2019

Tracing the revolution in graphic design in the 1920s, this exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center displays design work by many European artist-designers, including Kurt Schwitters, El Lissitzky, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Herbert Bayer, Piet Zwart, and Ladislav Sutnar and more, assembled by typographer and designer Jan Tschichold (1902–1974) in Weimar Germany. This exhibition includes a program of tours, film screenings, symposiums and other public events.

Distilled Design: The Art of the Poster

April 3, 2019 - June 19, 2019

471 St. Francois Xavier
Montreal QC H2Y 2T1 Canada

IVPDA Member Event: Learn more about posters at the Thomas More Institute during this 12 week course led by Karen Etingen from L'Affichiste. More information at and at

The Art of Persuasion: Wartime Posters of Abram Games

April 6, 2019 - November 24, 2019

Exhibition at the National Army Museum that explores the life and legacy of the iconic designer Abram Games, focusing on his time as 'Official War Poster Artist' during the Second World War. The exhibition examines the techniques Games used to communicate his messages effectively, and his legacy that continues to influence the art of persuasion employed by visual designers today. This exhibition includes a programme of talks, tours and other events.

Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics 1976-1986

April 9, 2019 - August 18, 2019

Exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) that explores the punk and post-punk movements through graphic design featuring punk's most memorable graphics - flyers, posters, album covers, promotions, zines, and other ephemera - with public programs including punk's iconic makers and agitators, a global punk cinema series, and a multimedia presentation that includes vintage interviews with never-before-seen photographs and ephemera.

Selling Asia

May 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Picture This Gallery
PO Box 4802
Ascot SL5 5DU England

IVPDA Member Event: Online exhibition held by Picture This Collection of original vintage posters from and about Asia, including travel, transport, political propaganda and product advertising.

Beggarstaffs: William Nicholson & James Pryde

May 7, 2019 - August 4, 2019

Exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge featuring the artistic partnership of James Pryde and William Nicholson, showcasing their novel collage technique that created the most innovative posters and graphics of the late early 1890s and early 20th century (under their pseudonym "Beggarstaffs"), to their later individual works as painters. This exhibition includes a programme of related events and guided tours.

LC ZH 2019

May 9, 2019 - June 29, 2019

Werdmuehlestrasse 5
Zurich 8001 Switzerland

IVPDA Member Event: Le Corbusier exhibition at Placart presenting sixty years of uninterrupted artistic activity offering an impression of Le Corbusier's unceasing development as an artist over six decades. More information at

Winning Posters: 25th Anniversary Show

May 10, 2019 - June 21, 2019

International Poster Gallery
460C Harrison Avenue
Boston MA 02118 USA

IVPDA Member Event: Exhibition celebrating the International Poster Gallery's 25th anniversary showcasing 50 stellar posters that represent their specialties. "Few things have stayed the same over a quarter century (including our location) but at International Poster Gallery, the 'Power of the Poster' remains our raison d'etre." For more information visit their Facebook event page at or

Everyone's Art Gallery: Posters of the London Underground

May 25, 2019 - September 5, 2019

Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago showcasing 100 London Underground posters from their 1919-1939 collection "full of brilliant colors and innovative designs, [that] were part of an effort to encourage visit the city’s cultural attractions, go shopping, attend sporting events, and even venture into the countryside—all by taking Underground trains and buses..." Includes gallery tour and lectures.

Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau/Nouvelle Femme

June 20, 2019 - June 20, 2019

Poster House
119 West 23rd Street
New York NY 10011 USA

IVPDA Member Event: Exhibition for the opening of Poster House on June 20 exploring how Mucha’s relationship with Sarah Bernhardt changed the way women were used in advertising. More information at

Automobilia Monterey 2019

August 12, 2019 - August 14, 2019
27050 Upper Forty Drive
CARMEL VALLEY CA 93924-9252 United States

IVPDA Member Event: Visit VintageAutoPosters at the 17th annual Automobilia Monterey, the largest automobilia show in America. More information at and