Great Books About Posters

shelved under Books to Give as Gifts

Who says you can only enjoy a poster on the wall? Here are 6 truly lovely books showing off some of the best poster art and history of the last 100 years.


Art of the Modern Movie Poster: International Postwar Style and Design

by Sam Sarowitz, David Kehr, Judith Salavetz, Spencer Drate

A gorgeous book filled with post-World War II movie posters.


The Art of Rock Posters from Presley to Punk

by Paul Grushkin

The posters included in this book are very reflective of their subject. They're funny, sexy, vibrant and blatant. A must-have for the rock and roll fan, as well as the poster fan.


Fly Now!: The Poster Collection of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

by Joanne Gernstein London

This book is filled with posters that have never been exhibited. A real treat for all of the aviation buffs and National Air and Space Museum fans. The author, Dr. Gernstein, was a curator at the National Air and Space Museum.


New Master's of Poster Design: Poster Design for the Next Century

by John Foster

This book showcases various graphic designers work. There are some truly awesome posters included.


Posters for the People: The Art of the WPA

by Christopher DeNoon, Ennis Carter

500 of the best posters produced by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the 1930s and 1940s.


Soviet Posters: The Sergo Grigorian Collection

by Maria Lafont

An historical big book filled with gorgeous graphics.