Virtual Salon
June 11, 2020

Hear all about the history of the PSA (Public Service Announcement) poster!

Poster House Chief Curator Angelina Lippert talks about the history of the PSA (Public Service Announcement) poster. From “Tuberculosis” to “Loose Lips Sink Ships,” “Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires” to “Silence = Death,” Angelina explores a wide array of topics and methods that have been used to disseminate information to the public for the greater good. The talk begins with a brief introduction to Poster House, the first museum in the United States dedicated to the art and history of the poster.

Angelina holds an MA in the art of the Russian Avant-Garde from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and a BA in theology and art history from Smith College. Prior to working at Poster House, Angelina served ten years as a poster specialist at a leading New York City leading auction house. She has produced dozens of auction catalogs and articles, as well as “The Art Deco Poster,” and has lectured at SVA and The Cooper Union. She is a member of AAM, AAMC, AIGA, and is on the Board of Directors for The Ephemera Society of America. Her research interests include German Expressionism, Soviet film posters, and the history of food and wine in advertising.

About Poster House

Poster House is the first museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to posters. Through exhibitions, events, and publications, the museum presents a global view of posters from their earliest appearance in the late 1800s to their present-day use. Poster House takes its mission from the medium, aiming to engage and educate all audiences as it investigates large-format graphic design and its public impact.

Poster House was founded in 2015 with an eye towards filling a long-acknowledged gap in the New York cultural landscape. While there are several poster museums around the world, New York, with its long relationship with advertising and design, did not have such a dedicated public institution. After several years of planning and construction, Poster House opened its doors on June 20, 2019.