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.

Food: Bigger than the Plate - A History of Food Posters

May 18, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Part of the V&A's exhibition on "every stage of the food system – from compost to table" featuring posters from the late 19th century to the present day, advertising an array of food and drink from sterilised milk (1894) and WWII public information messages to post-war political causes and new squeezable packaging (2006). A programme of events includes workshops, children's performances and drop-in design sessions.

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.

Keith Haring

June 14, 2019 - November 10, 2019

An unmistakable style that has come to define an era: the first major UK exhibition of artist and activist Keith Haring (1958–1990) at the Tate Liverpool with related tours and talks, private views and other events.

Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau/Nouvelle Femme

June 20, 2019 - October 1, 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

Designing Through The Wall: Cyan in the 1990s

June 20, 2019 - October 6, 2019

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

IVPDA Member Event: Exhibition at Poster House featuring work by the Cyan graphic design agency, formed soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and expanding upon Germany’s rich history as a leader in the printmaking world. More information at

Coming Soon: Film Posters from the Dwight M. Cleveland Collection

July 12, 2019 - October 29, 2019

The Norton Museum of Art presents the largest ever museum exhibition of classic movie posters from one of the most prominent private collections in the world, comprising more than 200 film posters dating from the turn of the 20th century to the late 1980s, providing a colorful and comprehensive overview of the history and allure of Hollywood and movie poster art. Includes lectures, presentations, art education and film events.

May The Toys Be With You

July 20, 2019 - September 14, 2019

"From a galaxy far, far away comes an absolute must see for fans of Star Wars and the silver screen..." Exhibition of vintage Star Wars toys and original cinema posters held by Museums Worcestershire. Includes a programme of special events and holiday activities.