Vintage Wheatley Press WPA Library of Congress Limited Edition "Posters& Art Processes" Serigraph Poster designed by Richard Floethe 1937. RRare ltd edition authorized by the Library of Congress in 1987. In mint never framed or displayed condition.
There are many WPA poster digital reproductions but nothing of this quality and authenticity. NOTE:These are museum quality reissues of the original posters documented in the Library of Congress. Hand pulled limited edition silkscreens carefully replicating the original poster printing process and artwork of the WPA Arts Project.This is a print from a series of 9 original limited edition serigraphs exactingly produced by the Wheatley Press during the publishing of their book "Posters of the WPA". These images originally created by artists of the WPA federal art project were very faithfully and accurately reproduced on Stonehenge 100% rag archival heavy weight paper using the same silkscreen process size and colors of the WPA originals. History of the WPA and info about Design for Social impact and the author of the book published by Wheatley Press in conjunction with the release of these prints. The story of these posters is a fascinating journey, capturing the complex objectives of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal reform program.
Through their distinct imagery and clear and simple messages, the WPA posters provide a snapshot of an important era when the U. Government employed hundreds of artists to create millions of posters promoting positive social ideals and programs and a uniquely American way of life. The resulting artworks now form a significant historical record. More than a mere conveyor of government information, they stand as timeless images of beauty and artistic accomplishment. Ennis Carter is the founder and director of Design for Social Impact in Philadelphia.
Established in 1996, Design for Social Impact is among the first and foremost graphic design workshops devoted exclusively to promoting public-interest issues. Carter is also the driving force behind the WPA Living Archive, an online public project begun in 2002 to preserve the legacy of posters the U. Government produced between 1935 and 1943 to promote New Deal programs and civic issues.Christopher DeNoon is the author of Posters of the WPA (Wheatley Press, 1987). DeNoon is the leading expert on the history of the Federal Art Project's WPA Poster Division and its graphic output. Items are described and depicted as accurately as possible. Please contact with any questions or comments.
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