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.

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.

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.

Sky Society: Exhibition of Swissair Posters

October 3, 2019 - October 31, 2019

Werdmuehlestrasse 5
Zurich 8001 Switzerland

IVPDA Member Event: Exhibition of over 120 original vintage Swissair posters from the 1930s-1960s at Placart showing the progressive way in which Swissair advertised not only its services but Switzerland as well. More information on accompanying talks at and at

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. 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

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