History in Design: flatmade Posters.

Chicago native graphic designer, John-Paul, is resurrecting some very stylish (and very large) Chicago-themed posters. The original posters were designed by John Massey, John Rieben, and a handful of others for the Container Corporation of America's 1966 Cultural Communications Project. Although the posters were initially created to highlight Chicago's cultural attractions, John-Paul feels that the posters now serve as a great example of Chicago's rich design history. 

Theater

Theater

Chicago Public Library

Chicago Public Library

If you happen to stroll through our showroom, you will see a few of these posters. Perhaps you will be inspired just as John-Paul was when he came across his first Massey print at the Modern Museum of Art, chicago has a great lake. John-Paul was so captivated by the poster that he was determined to track one down for himself. When he couldn't obtain one, he had an even better idea—he would reprint them! He approached Massey personally and asked for permission, which he received along with invaluable lessons on design. 

Several of these refurbished vintage images are currently available as numbered, limited-edition prints. You can check all of them out at the Flat Made Website. The three pictured here are on offer in our Lincoln Park showroom handsomely framed for $475 - $575.

 

Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry