Poster

Post Date: Wed, June 19, 2019

Kansas City Confidential tells the tale of Timothy Foster, a corrupt ex-policeman who, in blackmailing three criminals to complete a robbery, incidentally implicates a man unrelated to his scheme but gets mistaken for Foster by the authorities. The man, Joe Rolfe, eventually gets the charges against him dropped but goes to track down Foster and the original criminals in a fit of anger. What happens thereafter incites the curiosity lead on by the text on the poster, which reads: "The true solution to this shocking crime still hasn't been entered on police records!!".

Post Date: Wed, June 12, 2019

Kansas City Confidential tells the tale of Timothy Foster, a corrupt ex-policeman who, in blackmailing three criminals to complete a robbery, incidentally implicates a man unrelated to his scheme but gets mistaken for Foster by the authorities. The man, Joe Rolfe, eventually gets the charges against him dropped but goes to track down Foster and the original criminals in a fit of anger. What happens thereafter incites the curiosity lead on by the text on the poster, which reads: "The true solution to this shocking crime still hasn't been entered on police records!!".

Post Date: Sat, February 23, 2019

This is a poster that reads "Kansas City / Paris of the Plains / 1928-1938" across an almost water-marked image of a woman dressed in popular flapper attire. Her striking pose seems to suggest the appeal that the rising urban area had despite the economic depression ravaging the rest of the country. Due to looser laws surrounding prohibition, the city's nightlife boomed and was spared economically as well. Kansas City has long been called the "Paris of the Plains" due to its system of boulevards, many water fountains, and strong cultural engagement.

Post Date: Sat, June 15, 2019

Promotional poster for Kansas City Area Transportation Authority marketing 'DIMETOWN', a ten cent ride program to various parts of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The enlarged poster is patriotically colored, the lettering is mostly blue, with the exception of DIMETOWN which is blue bordered containing a red and white interior, and a white background.

Post Date: Sat, February 23, 2019

Jiří Votruba is an artist from the Czech-Republic who works primarily with strong, flat graphics and primary colors. The illustration depicts the great composer Mozart, or at least his feet and legs, standing over the city skyline of Prague. Votruba's illustrations are popular in use with literature for children and often include imagery of classical composers and historical Prague, as seen here (votruba.cz). The artist is otherwise very interested in the attractivity of consumer society, likely owing to the colors and pop art-esque style that characterizes his work.

Post Date: Wed, June 12, 2019

Mr. & Mrs. Bridge is a 1990 american dramatic film, based on the novel by Evan S. Connell. The film was directed by James Ivory, produced by Ismail Merchant and a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. The film starred real life couple Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. The story follows the all american family living in the Country Club District of Kansas City, Missouri, during the 1930s and 1940s. The Bridges come to grips with changing social mores and conventions of the time. Mr.

Post Date: Sat, June 15, 2019

Mr. & Mrs. Bridge is a 1990 American dramatic film, based on the novel by Evan S. Connell. The film was directed by James Ivory, produced by Ismail Merchant and a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. The film starred real life couple Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. The story follows the all-American family living in the Country Club District of Kansas City, Missouri, during the 1930s and 1940s. The Bridges come to grips with changing social mores and conventions of the time. Mr.

Post Date: Sat, February 16, 2019

Bill McDevitt founded the Kansas City Art Deco Society in 1996 to "preserve the bold geometric patterns and streamlined designs that comprised the area's signature architecture in the years between the World Wars" (-Kansas City Business Journal). This particular work features a woman seated on a red velvet couch in front of a circular window encompassed in granite. The strong contrast of the grated window and the conical light fixture in the background make for an interesting juxtaposition and highlight of the building's architecture. The palette of the piece is primarily purple and red.

Post Date: Sat, May 11, 2019

"Chaos in Kansas City" was the title of a twenty page comic that was a 1982 supplement of The Kansas City Star. This graphic insert promoted clothing lines carried by the Jones Store. Brands such as Farah, Jordache, London Fog, and Lee were advertised. The cover depicts The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk and Kraven the Hunter battling it out in front of the historic Jones Store, located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The scene also contains 9 bystanders fleeing from this epic fight. This scene is awash with high and low saturated color.

Post Date: Wed, October 7, 2020

This poster celebrates the 150th anniversary of the City Market in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2007. Historic photographs provided by the Missouri Valley Special Collections overlap one another in a muted primary color palette to create a visually alluring rustic collage. The City Market has evolved over the years but has maintained its role as a bustling center of commerce throughout its lifetime.

Post Date: Wed, September 9, 2020

This poster presents the United States Capitol Building dome at sunset bathing the building in warm light that causes it to glow. An architectural cutaway superimposes half of the original photograph of the building, revealing its interior design and structural elements. A third layer of the graphic lines a row of six notable Congressional Representatives from various eras along the bottom of the building, of whom is George Henry White (1852-1918) and Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973).

Post Date: Wed, August 26, 2020

In 1984, Kansas City welcomed President Ronald Reagan and former Vice President Walter Mondale to the Municipal Auditorium for their second presidential debate. Taking center stage in this poster is a pair of boxing gloves draped over a microphone. The poster is comprised of a strong black and white palette with a half inch red border. A smokey haze manifests from behind the gloves while a bright light shines onto the gloves accenting the names: "Mondale" on the left and "Reagan" on the right.

Post Date: Wed, October 7, 2020

This poster markets "The Outwin: American Portraiture Today", an exhibition held by the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art from October 5th, 2017 to January 7th, 2018. Every three years, The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery hosts The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, which calls on artists across the country to submit portraits in a variety of mediums. The submissions divulge investigations of self-identity, cultural politics, and the effects of one's past or movement on their current life.

Post Date: Wed, October 14, 2020

This poster markets "The Outwin: American Portraiture Today", an exhibition held by the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art from October 5th, 2017 to January 7th, 2018. Every three years, The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery hosts The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, which calls on artists across the country to submit portraits in a variety of mediums. The submissions divulge investigations of self-identity, cultural politics, and the effects of one's past or movement on their current life.

Post Date: Wed, May 15, 2019

An original promotional poster for the Priests of Pallas Masquerade Ball held on 21 October 2006 at the Kansas City Union Station. This poster depicts a seated figure, the representation of the Goddess Athena. This figure is resplendently dressed wearing a highly stylized floral print Victorian gown in different hues of gold, and blue. A many plumed helmet, the symbol of wisdom and strategy, accentuates the figures head. The plumage of the headpiece is depicted in an array of colors, including blue, brown, pink and purple.

Post Date: Wed, September 9, 2020

This poster for the Toledo Museum of Art uses one of the museum collection's prized pieces, "Street in Tahiti" (1891) by French Post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin. The poster was likely created in correspondence to the exhibition "Impressionism: Selections from Five American Museums" contributed to by the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, the Saint Louis Art Museum, and Toledo Museum of Art. The exhibition traveled to each of the participating museums from 1989-1990.

Post Date: Wed, September 9, 2020

This poster markets the painting featured in the exhibition "The Flowering of American Folk Art 1776-1876" held at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1974. The original painting, titled "Noah's Ark" was created by American folk art painter Edward Hicks and belongs to the Philadelphia Museum of Art's permanent collection. It envisions a scene in which a line of animals of varying species wraps across a landscape and into the famed ark. Beyond them, a body of water threatens to expand as a dark sky looms above.

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