How Posters Work
This exhibition was on display from April 17, 2015 to January 18, 2016.
There were 92 objects in this exhibition but right now we can only show you 88 of them. Some objects may not be viewable because they were on loan; this might be due to issues involving image rights or simply because there is no digitized image for the objects.
This exhibition has been divided in to the following sections:
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Tell A Story
Many posters tell stories. A story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Stories often begin by telling us where we are and who the protagonist is. The story also establishes a point of view. Will we see events through the eyes of the protagonist, or from the outside view of an omniscient narrator?
When telling a story with just one image, designers choose a single point in a narrative to suggest the larger story, and they choose details that illuminate the situation and setting.