New Yorkers and tourists too can now visit a new museum entirely dedicated to the art of posters.The Poster House, located in Manhattan’s Chelsea district and which features an identity designed by Pentagram’s Paula Scher, will be the first museum of its kind anywhere in the United States.
The new museum is set to open to the public next month, it will house a staggering 7,000 posters sourced from around the world, covering everything from art nouveau romanticism , to 60s music advertising, to early Photoshop experimentation by young East Berliners in the early 1990s.
Poster House’s director Julia Knight says: “Design museums feature posters, but they’re used as supplemental materials. Here, posters are a focal point and not an accessory.”
The exhibition officially opens on June 20th, but look for preview events on the website.