Picture This: Posters on the Move

Posters on the Move
By Kristi Finefield

In a previous Picture This post, Poster Parade: Free to Use-and Animate!, we introduced an exciting collaboration with New York City's Poster House, the first museum dedicated to the design and history of posters. The Library of Congress provided a selection of Free to Use and Re-Use posters from our extensive, international collections for a design contest. Designers, amateur and professional alike, created whimsical and impressive animations of some of our favorite posters, and today we will the share some of the winning designs! (Links to the animations are below each poster.)

This charming mid-century travel poster got new life through animation. See the Windy City in action!

Chicago, Braniff International Airways. Poster (lithograph), 1950s. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g13495

Chicago, Braniff International Airways. Poster (lithograph), 1950s. https://ift.tt/2GX9isV

View the animation of this poster by one of the winners on the Poster House Facebook account.

This poster advertised the efforts of the Rural Electrification Administration to bring electric power into the homes of rural Americans in the 1930s. The witty animation sheds new light on the subject!

Now I'm satisfied. Rural Electrification Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Poster by Lester Beall, 1930s. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g14730

Now I'm satisfied. Rural Electrification Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Poster by Lester Beall, 1930s. https://ift.tt/2YPA1BX

View the animation of this poster by one of the winners on the Poster House Facebook account.

The animation of an 1896 poster from the earliest days of the modern motion picture industry provides a sneak peek into the future with its take on 3-D movies.

Edison's greatest marvel--The Vitascope. Poster copyrighted by Raff & Gammon, 1896. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsc.03761

Edison's greatest marvel–The Vitascope. Poster copyrighted by Raff & Gammon, 1896. https://ift.tt/2ZHsrGP

View the animation of this poster by one of the winners on the Poster House Facebook account.

Congratulations and many thanks to all the people who participated in the contest and gave us a new take on some of our favorite posters!

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Published August 08, 2019 at 10:35AM
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