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An introduction to WPA Poster Art for DD114 Digital Illustration class at Hostos Community College.

An introduction to WPA Poster Art for DD114 Digital Illustration class at Hostos Community College.

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    • WPA Poster ArtDigital Illustration
    • WPA stands for Works Progress Administration
    • What was the WPA?• Part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal• 1936-1943• WPA Posters were designed to publicize – health and safety programs – cultural programs including art exhibitions, theatrical, and musical performances – travel and tourism – educational programs – community activities
    • Why did America need the New Deal?The Great Depression which began with the stock market crash of October 28, 1929
    • What did the WPA do?• Put some 8.5 million people to work (over 11 million were unemployed in 1934)• At a cost to the federal government of approximately 11 billion dollars• The agencys construction projects produced – more than 650,000 miles (1,046,000 km) of roads – 125,000 public buildings – 75,000 bridges – 8,000 parks – 800 airports• The Federal Arts Project, Federal Writers Project, and Federal Theater Project—all under WPA aegis—employed thousands of artists, writers, and actors in such cultural programs as the creation of art work for public buildings, the documentation of local life, and the organization of community theatres. The WPA also sponsored the National Youth Administration, which sought part-time jobs for young people.
    • http://www.theretrovert.com/cgi-bin/cpshop.cgi?i=wpa14_po/the_retrovert.84975421
    • 51st annual exhibition - American painting andsculpture. 1940. Library of Congress Prints andPhotographs Division. Reproduction Number:LC-USZC2-3739.
    • John is not really dull - he may only need hiseyes examined. [1936 or 1937]. Library ofCongress Prints and Photographs Division.Reproduction Number: LC-USZC2-5332.
    • http://www.theretrovert.com/cgi-bin/cpshop.cgi?i=wpa14_po/the_retrovert.84970245/-/2
    • Is there use of texture?Low rent - Woodhill Homes, 2567 WoodhillRoad. Earl Schuler. [between 1936 and 1940].Library of Congress Prints and PhotographsDivision. Reproduction Number: LC-USZC2-5660.
    • Techniques used on the Posters• Silkscreen• Woodcut• Lithographs
    • East side, West side exhibition of photographs.Anthony Velonis. 1938. Library of Congress Printsand Photographs Division. Reproduction Number:LC-USZC4-6179 DLC.
    • Visit the zoo - Philadelphia. [between1936 and 1941]. Library of CongressPrints and Photographs Division.Reproduction Number: LC-USZC2-1885.
    • How would you describethe use of typography?See America : Welcome to Montana / R.Halls. Richard Halls. [between 1936 and1938]. Library of Congress Prints andPhotographs Division. ReproductionNumber: LC-USZC4-4240.
    • See America / Dux. Alexander Dux.[between 1936 and 1939]. Library ofCongress Prints and PhotographsDivision. Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-4243.
    • http://www.theretrovert.com/cgi-bin/cpshop.cgi?i=wpa14_po/the_retrovert.84966942/-/2
    • In March read the books youve always meant toread. [between 1936 and 1941]. Library ofCongress Prints and Photographs Division.Reproduction Number: LC-USZC2-5175.
    • Airplane mechanics course. Blanche L.Anish. 1937. Library of Congress Printsand Photographs Division. ReproductionNumber: LC-USZC2-1095.
    • This is the market where thestorekeeper buys the food and brings itto his store near your house. [1936 or1937]. Library of Congress Prints andPhotographs Division. ReproductionNumber: LC-USZC2-999.
    • National letter writing week, Oct. 1-7 : That letterwill be appreciated. [between 1936 and 1940].Library of Congress Prints and PhotographsDivision. Reproduction Number: LC-USZC2-855.
    • Final barber shop quartet contestpresented by Park Department on theMall, Central Park Sept. 10, 8:15 p.m.Jack Rivolta. [1936]. Library of CongressPrints and Photographs Division.Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-5154.
    • Annual farm and home week. 1941. Library ofCongress Prints and Photographs Division.Reproduction Number: LC-USZC2-3742.
    • January--A year of good reading ahead /Hazlett. [between 1936 and 1941]. Library ofCongress Prints and Photographs Division.Reproduction Number: LC-USZC2-5186.
    • The Works Progress Administration inOhio presents the Federal Theatre foryouth in "A Christmas Carol".[between 1936 and 1941]. Library ofCongress Prints and PhotographsDivision. Reproduction Number: LC-USZC2-3737.
    • No enemy sub will dare lift its eye if you lendyour Zeiss or Bausch & Lomb bino culars to theNavy : pack carefully, include your name andaddress : send to Naval ObservatoryWashington D.C. [between 1941 and 1943].Library of Congress Prints and PhotographsDivision. Reproduction Number: LC-USZC2-
    • Are you helping? with salvage. [between1941 and 1943]. Library of Congress Printsand Photographs Division. ReproductionNumber: LC-USZC2-1179.
    • Sew for victory / Pistchal. [between 1941 and1943]. Library of Congress Prints andPhotographs Division. Reproduction Number: LC-USZC2-5382.
    • Smoking stacks attract attacks : Dontinvite disaster / PvP. Phil von Phul.[1940 or 1941]. Library of CongressPrints and Photographs Division.Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-5065.
    • Stamp em out : Buy U.S. stamps andbonds / T.A. Byrne. Thomas A. Byrne.[between 1941 and 1943]. Library ofCongress Prints and Photographs Division.Reproduction Number: LC-USZC2-1142.
    • LC-USZC2-1002 DLC (color film copyslide)
    • Resources Library of Congress Online Exhibit “By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943”