Post — the Poster


The poster in the post-digital era

Postering, as an act of resistance, has been much discussed in graphic culture, but what does it mean for the youngest generations, who turn viral through likes of secluded scenes, in the comfort of their own bedrooms. What has happened to the poster as the world has increasingly turned to the privacy of private living spaces, where devices offer more of a glimpse of the world than an in-person visit—even more so now that social distancing has been implemented to keep society safe at home?

Onomatopee asked: what do posters serve for us in this growing digital era? If we love the poster for its communicative strength, then how can this analogue tool bring people together, beyond purely the likes?

8 graphic designers were invited to respond to these questions by designing a poster to be printed on the A2 Riso of Onomatopee in the colors black, yellow, red, blue, white & green.

The publication features work by Callum Dean, Ott Metusala, Ines Glowania, Daniel Seemayer, Yanik Hauschild, Ward Goes, Gabriela Baka, Nicole Martens, and Wibke Bramesfeld.

Includes a conversation between Silvio Lorusso, Max Bruinsma and Freek Lomme, and a text by Carol Wells of the Centre for the Study of Political Graphics.

Edited by Wibke Bramesfeld and Freek Lomme

Designed by Wibke Bramesfeld

Published by Onomatopee, 2020
Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies

52 pages, full color + black Riso, 8.4 × 11.4 inches (folded in plastic sleeve)