Great design and illustration at the National Poster Retrospecticus


(Image of the show by JP Boneyard.)

I recently made a trip up to Waltham to visit the National Poster Retrospecticus, a show at the Lincoln Arts Project. I was excited to see the show, which featured work by area designers and illustrators, plus some not-so-local names in poster art and printmaking, such as Studio on Fire and Modern Dog. I’m a big fan of hand-made work in all capacities, and this show did not disappoint. This group show was based around posters created for some sort of event. There were a lot of gig posters, but also posters for events such as AIGA talks and plant sales. Most of the work was screen prints but other forms of printmaking such as letterpress and stencil were also represented.

Here are a few of my favorites. All images were found on the Lincoln Art Project’s flickr. Check it out, or better yet, check out the show in person. If you’re quick, you’ll still be able to catch it. It’s up until April 14th, at the Lincoln Arts Project Gallery, 289 Moody St, Waltham MA. I’ll definitely have my eye on this gallery in the future for more great shows.


Plant Sale by Ian Cozzens



Animal Hospital Ensemble by Dan McCarthy



Debo Summer Tour by James Weinberg



Type Con by Stoltze Design



Pecha Kucha Saint Louis by The Firecracker Press



Mount Erie by Rosie Ranauro

If you’re interested in seeing more contemporary poster art, I’ll direct you to one of my favorite blogs, OMGposters, which has blogged about the work of many of these artists.

The National Poster Retrospecticus runs until April 14th, at the Lincoln Arts Project Gallery, 289 Moody St, Waltham MA, Hours: Wed – Fri 4-9pm, Sat 2-8pm.