If someone mentions the word poster, most people think of about a poster on the wall or a way for a company to advertise on a subway wall or a house facade. There are not many people who actually think, or know the fact that creating a poster is an art and a way for artist to express themselves. The art of poster creation is thousands of years old. We humans have always expressed ourselves through art. Ever since the Viking Age, we have been expressing ourselves through art works such as stone carvings, paintings and posters.
In ancient times, woodcuts were considered as art. Hence, even the Vikings were not the first to coin the word ‘art’. The concept of posters came in during the end of Vikings period. The famous and legendary artists such as Picasso, Chagall and Matisse used posters to express their artistry. So it is anything but a new invention.
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