Free posters

We like art and love to share, so we restore images from the past and print posters that are free to the public. Sometimes we'll also feature a local artist or designer. You can find the 12x18" posters at our front desk.

If you have any suggestions for pieces you'd like to see printed in the future, shoot us an email! 

> media@bugpress.com

 

Posters of the month: July+August

For the months of July and August we're featuring oil paintings of California landscapes by local artist Kathy O'Leary. Limited quantities from the series printed daily.

The entire series of sixteen pieces will be on display in our front gallery windows throughout the month. 

To learn more about the exhibit, click here

Posters of the Month: May+June

For the months of May and June, we have the opportunity to offer three lovely watercolor paintings by local artist Joyce Jonté. Joyce is very generously sharing her work with the community! The featured paintings will be available as free 12x18" posters. Limited quantities printed daily. 

The entire series of fourteen pieces will be on display in our front gallery windows throughout the month. 

To learn more about the exhibit, click here

 

Posters of the Month: April

For the month of April, we've chosen to extend our offering of photographs from Richard Duning's new book Succumb to the Images. He is generously sharing this selection with the community.

The series will be on display in our front gallery windows throughout the month. To learn more about the exhibit, click here

Limited quantities of free 12x18" prints of the featured images are available. Printed on high-quality heavyweight paper. 

Posters of the Month: March

For the month of March, we've chosen photographs from Richard Duning's new book Succumb to the Images. He is generously sharing this selection with the community.

The series will be on display in our front gallery windows throughout the month. To learn more about the exhibit, click here

Limited quantities of free 12x18" prints of the featured images are available. Printed on high-quality heavyweight paper. Three are selected each week, check back on Mondays to see the updated images.

Bonus: Amplifier Foundation Art

Even though we already have a set of free posters for the month of February, we thought these were too beautiful not to share.

Posters by Shepard Fairey and Ernesto Yerena that were funded by The Amplifier Foundation as a way to promote social change through art.

We'd like to help in the small way we can, by offering FREE prints of these five gorgeous designs to the public. Limited numbers of 12x18" posters printed daily.

Consider visiting theamplifierfoundation.org for more information.

Posters of the month: January & February

 

For the month of January, we've chosen twelve original prints from Depression-era photographers including Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans.

The series will be on display in our front gallery windows throughout the month. Free 12x18" posters of the featured images are available.

From 1935-44, the Farm Security Administration hired photographers and writers to document the hardships of rural farming communities. The goal of the FSA photography project was "introducing America to Americans." Over 175,000 black and white negatives now reside in the FSA/OWI collection

To see the exhibit page, click here

Posters of the month: November through December 2016

 

For November through December, we've fixed up a series of four vintage advertisements from the early 1900's.

The originals, as well as hundreds of other designs, can be found at the New York Public Library Digital Collections website here.

 

Posters of the month: October 2016

 

For October, we've fixed up some funky designs from the New York Public Library and Library of Congress databases. We will also be adding one or two more Halloween-themed designs in the coming weeks. 

 

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Poster of the month: September 2016

 

This month, we've restored a vintage Works Projects Administration poster from the NYC Art Project. Created in the 1930's, the WPA produced millions of public sector jobs and is responsible for many of the roads and public buildings still around today.

Included in the WPA was Federal Project Number One, which employed artists, writers, musicians, and actors. This is one example of many forms of art from that era. 

To see more wonderful pieces from the WPA period, check out the Library of Congress Database here

 

Posters of the month: May-August 2016