Poster Events & Exhibitions

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.

Herbert Leupin: Stunning Graphics & Whimsy

February 24, 2019 - April 21, 2019

Chicago Center for The Print/ Richard Kasvin
1451 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago IL 60614 USA

IVPDA Member Event: Exhibition of vintage posters by one of the most important European graphic designers of the 20th century, Herbert Leupin (1916-1999), at Chicago Center For The Print. Opening Reception: March 8th at 6pm. Please RSVP to Exhibition open February 24th to April 21st. More information at

Mad Men Style: Mid-Century Modern Posters

March 1, 2019 - April 22, 2019

International Poster Gallery
460C Harrison Avenue
Boston MA 02118 USA

IVPDA Member Event: International Poster Gallery's exhibition celebrates works from the period between 1950–1970 featuring over 50 examples of significant mid-century modern designs by pioneers such as Herbert Leupin, Erik Nitsche, Josef Muller-Brockmann and David Klein. More information at

Distilled Design: The Art of the Poster

April 3, 2019 - June 19, 2019

471 St. Francois Xavier
Montreal QC H2Y 2T1 Canada

IVPDA Member Event: Learn more about posters at the Thomas More Institute during this 12 week course led by Karen Etingen from L'Affichiste. More information at and at

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.

So Last Century

April 22, 2019 - April 22, 2019

Travel on Paper
London England

IVPDA Member Event: Visit Travel On Paper at the So Last Century fair at Beckenham Place on Easter Monday, open 10am-4pm. More information at and

LA Downtown Modernism

April 28, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Vintage European Posters
2201 Fourth Street
Berkeley CA 94710 USA

IVPDA Member Event: Visit Vintage European Posters (VEPCA) at the Modernica Factory from 8am-2pm. More information at and

Bloomsbury Book, Ephemera & Postcard Fair

April 28, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Kiki Werth
Central London
London W2 England

VPDA Member Event: Visit Kiki Werth at the Bloomsbury Book, Ephemera & Postcard Fair. More information at and

The Return of James Bond

May 9, 2019 - May 9, 2019

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

IVPDA Member Event: Join Galerie 1 2 3 for a Cocktail Party 007 Posters with music by Monty Norman in collaboration with Un Soir aux Eaux-Vives Open Doors for 15 local galleries on the 19th May at 6pm. More information at

Open House Dulwich Festival

May 11, 2019 - May 12, 2019

Travel on Paper
London England

IVPDA Member Event: Visit Travel On Paper at the Dulwich Festival. More information at and

Midcentury East

May 19, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Travel on Paper
London England

IVPDA Member Event: Visit Travel On Paper at Midcentury East, open 10am-4pm. More information at and

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