The book is organized around active design principles. Concepts such as
Simplify, Focus the eye, and Exploit the diagonal, are illustrated with a
diverse range of posters, from avant-garde classics and rarely seen
international works to contemporary pieces. Illustrated with over 150 works from the collection of Cooper
Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, How Posters Work shows how some of the
world's most creative designers have mobilized principles of layout,
composition, psychology and rhetoric.
Ellen Lupton How Posters Work Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2015 Cover image by Felix Pfäffli
The exhibition at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, presented as a design primer.
Designed by Ellen Lupton
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