Wednesday, October 05, 2011

World's Fair Wednesday- 1939 New York Poster

One of the best posters from the 1939 New York World's Fair is this design by Joseph Binder. Featuring the Trylon and Perisphere along with the various methods of transportation (airplane, ship and railroad)as well as the city skyline of New York. This poster was made in many different sizes from poster stamp to full size movie poster size. This example is a nice 8.5 by 11 inches. Marked in the lower bottom is Grinnel Litho Co. New York. Joseph Binder was an Austrian graphic artist who created many posters. Joseph was born in 1898 and trained at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts. He won many awards as a student and was commissioned to create many posters and then emigrated to New York in 1936. He continued in the graphic arts until his death in 1972.


Katella Gate said...

Caution: This version of the future subject to revocation September 1, 1939, and an alternate future may be substituted without notice.

Major Pepperidge said...

OH MAN, I have always wanted one of these beautiful posters!! I did not know that it was available in smaller sizes. The same artwork was used on the cover of some souvenir guide books.