Friday, 28 August 2009
AQ-V - Vintage Americana
Love these fine art reproduction mini prints of original WPA artwork by AquaVelvet. The Work Projects Association commissioned various artists to create silkscreen, woodcut and lithograph posters during the 1930-40s as part of President Roosevelt's New Deal. Combining simplified graphic illustrations with bold, hand-lettered typography, they were both eye-catching and effective in promoting health and safety programs, travel and tourism, educational and cultural programs and community activities. Amy's repros are printed on archival bamboo fine art paper and have an ample white border for framing. Fabulous!
You can find out more about Amy Henderson /AquaVelvet here and by following her lovely visual language blog, focused on graphic design, illustration and typography. Amy is giving away this beautiful Montana print on her blog, but hurry, entries close at the end of August. Enjoy!