Poster Events & Exhibitions

Vintage Poster IVPDA Publication Issue 1 (June 2019)

January 1, 2016 - January 1, 2026

Issue 1 of the IVPDA publication - Vintage Poster - is available to read online at

Vintage Poster is a magazine published by the IVPDA devoted to the art, history and design of vintage posters as a platform for the exchange of information between collectors, dealers, museums and anyone interested in original vintage posters.

Issue 1 (June 2019) Contents: Focus on Style - Art Deco Posters by Angela M. Lippert / In the News - Poster House museum opening / Collector Profile - Don Hastler & Dan Bergsvik / Focus on Designer - Leonetto Cappiello by Jack Rennert / Collection of the London Transport Museum by David Bownes / General Dynamics posters by Robert Garvin and Jean Daniel Clerc / IVPDA Directory.

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.

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.

Cappiello Affichiste

May 7, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Exhibition of posters by Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1942) at the Musee de l'Affiche de Toulouse MATOU.

Baptized By Beefcake: The Golden Age of Hand-Painted Movie Posters from Ghana

October 17, 2019 - January 5, 2020

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

IVPDA Member Event: Exhibition at Poster House presenting the work of 22 artists whose larger-than-life posters tell the story of how movies, economics, and religion mixed in the 1980s & 1990s in Ghana. Program of events includes Halloween at Poster House on October 31 and an After-Hours Curatorial Tour on November 6. More information at

Posters of the Japan Red Cross Society

October 17, 2019 - February 11, 2020

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

IVPDA Member Event: Poster House is hosting a mini-exhibition in their Lower Level featuring a set of unique Japanese Red Cross posters from the 1920s, printed to teach school children the value of manners and public health, as well as to demonstrate Japan's "soft power" in the wake of World War I. More information at

50th Anniversary Celebration and Exhibition

November 8, 2019 - November 30, 2019

Poster Plus
1867 N. Bissell St.
Chicago IL 60614 USA

IVPDA Member Event: Poster Plus is holding a 50th anniversary exhibition at the Oliva Gallery in Chicago, with a talk on Friday November 15 at 6:00pm "On Posters (or how I got bitten by the poster bug)" by David Gartler. Event RSVP: More information at and

The Art of Reading: American Publishing Posters of the 1890s

November 16, 2019 - June 21, 2020

Exhibition organized by the Portland Art Museum featuring original posters that flourished during an intense period of "poster mania" in the United States in the 1890s, magazine covers, and book covers from this exciting chapter of design, artistic, and literary history.

100 Years of Chinese Posters

January 16, 2020 - May 3, 2020

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

IVPDA Member Event: Exhibition at Poster House highlighting the fascinating link between poster design and economic policy in one of the largest economies on Earth, from the early 20th century to the 1990s. More information at

The Swiss Grid

January 16, 2020 - May 3, 2020

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

IVPDA Member Event: This didactic show at Poster House introduces the development of the Swiss grid during the 1950s, and how it came to define contemporary advertising. More information at