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.

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.

Emigre Poster Designers

March 29, 2019 - June 27, 2019

Exhibition at the London Transport Museum celebrating five decades of émigré work featuring well-known artists such as Hans Schleger [Zero], Hans Unger and László Moholy-Nagy, as part of the Insiders Outsiders Festival (a nationwide arts festival celebrating the contribution made to British culture by émigré artists).

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.

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris

April 7, 2019 - August 4, 2019

Experience the celebrity culture of 19th century Paris made famous by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who captured the spectacle of the fin de siècle in evocative posters, prints, and paintings. Exhibition in the Ann and Graham Gund Gallery (Gallery LG31) with lecture event and weekly tours.

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.

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.

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. Accompanying talks (in German) include "Le Corbusier’s Influence on Cassandre, the Master of the French Poster" on June 26 at 7pm. More information at

James Bond 007 Posters

May 9, 2019 - July 3, 2019

Galerie 1 2 3
Rue des Eaux-Vives 4
Geneva 1207 Switzerland

IVPDA Member Event: Exhibition of James Bond posters at Galerie 1 2 3 "Despite explosions, James bond remains fearless in his impeccable tuxedo, his Walther PP in hand and surrounded by pin-ups..." More information at

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

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