Week 5 B -Graphics, Typography & Package Design

Week Ten Graphics, Typography & Package Design

10. Various Posters & Illustrations

10.10. 100 Years of Posters in Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1979

Persuade, Inform & Entertain

The Canadian Poster book is the first full-length examination of Canadian poster art. It grew out of Robert Stacey's experience as manager of a Toronto poster gallery and organizer of 100 Years of the Poster in Canada for the Art Gallery of Ontario. The hundreds of posters and broadside illustrated adn discussed were chosen both for historical importance and aesthetic quailtiy...The author hopes that by revealing some of the good work that has been done in this field in Canada, the interest of private and institutional collectors will be stimulated, and that threares, galleries, government agencies, businesses and advertising firms which currently ignore the poster will reconsider its extraordinary potential to persuade, inform, and entertain. Canadian poster artists have at last achieved a degree of international acclaim."