It's amazing how one poster sparked a revolution in the 16th century. It was Martin Luther and his poster of 95 Theses that started the Protestant Reformation, thus a better understanding of who Jesus really is as transcribed from the Bible.
Now, posters are pretty much everywhere, sometimes to a fault, but it remains true to its use as a powerful form of communication, to share visions, ideas, or issues. In this case, when it becomes a collection, it creates a visual history of taste, culture, and may even spill over to political climate.
In line with this, in celebration of its 50th anniversary, Cultural Center of the Philippines mounted POSTER/ITY: 50 Years of Art and Culture at the CCP. It is a historical collection of over 200 posters of their exhibits, performances, and other events held in CCP dating back from its opening in 1969.
It's an amazing walk back in history to also see a glimpse of how Philippine graphic design as evolved through the years. These posters are a testament to some of the major cultural shifts and landscape of our country.
Check out some of the posters in the exhibit below.
Hurry, you still have time to check it out as the exhibit is only until May 26.
POSTER/ITY is located at Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery), Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery), Library and Archives, Buffeteria. You may visit from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00am to 6:00pm.
For more information, you may visit their website here.
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