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TDC Tour: Gone Tomorrow Pop-Up Exhibition and Poster House Preview
October 18, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Join the TDC and Angelina M. Lippert, Curator at Poster House, for a special guided tour of Gone Tomorrow—a pop-up exhibition featuring posters from iconic venues and cult events that make up the fabric of the city’s history. This is a special preview of Poster House, a museum dedicated to presenting the impact, culture, and design of posters, both as historical documents and methods of contemporary visual communication.
The inspiration for the show is the archive of The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, part of The Cooper Union, which includes numerous posters from the past 50 years of places and events that made this city thrive: the now-infamous Times Square concert of The Clash, a screening of Putney Swope at Cinema II, the old Vignelli subway map that opted for function over form (and confused everyone in the process), a ping pong tournament at Shopsin’s Jr., and the iconic Levy’s Bakery that let New Yorkers know that you didn’t need to be Jewish to love their rye.In addition to the Lubalin Center, Poster House will draw from a variety of collections around the city, including its own, featuring posters for concerts, festivals, venues, stores, and happenings long since forgotten by the general public – The Electric Circus, Harlow’s, a Simulated Saturation Bombing of midtown, Ginger Rogers at The Waldorf, Studio 54, the Fillmore East, Elaine’s, and that time Madison Square Garden presented a bowling tournament (just to name a few).
Limited to 25 people, so please sign up fast.
Poster House A museum just for posters.
Opening winter 2018 at 119 West 23rd Street, New York City