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Top 10 Poster Designs of the Past 50 Years

As part of our year long 50th Anniversary Survey we asked our readers: “What is your favorite poster design of the past half-century?” Here are their 10 favorites:

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1. Bob Dylan | Milt Glaser

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2. IBM (Eye, Bee, M) | Paul Rand

 

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3. Anatomy of a Murder | Saul Bass

 

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4. Obama Hope | Shepard Fairey

 

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5. Three Penny Opera | Paul Davis

 

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6. Bring In ’Da Noise | Paula Scher

 

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7. Alvin Ailey | Steff Geissbuhler

 

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8. Knoll Furniture “Hot Seat” |  Woody Pirtle

 

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9. Vietnam Antiwar Poster (End Bad Breath)| Seymour Chwast

 

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10. Day of the Heroic Guerilla, Che Guevera | Eric Serrano

 

See also:

Top 25 Logos and Top 20 Design Projects of the Past 50 Years

Most Influential Designers of the Past 50 Years

Top 10 Album Cover Designs of the Past 50 Years

13 comments

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  2. [...] La conocida revista de diseño gráfico Graphic Design USA (GDUSA), en su 50 aniversario, realizó una encuesta para seleccionar los 25 logos y los 10 pósters más admirados entre sus lectores en 50 años de historia de la revista. Una interesante publicación donde reconoceréis muchos de los logos y carteles seleccionados, aunque hay que tener en cuenta la nacionalidad del público al que se ha encuestado. Seguramente el resultado variaría si se hiciese esa misma encuesta en España. 50th Anniversary Survey – Logos Top 10 Poster Designs of the Past 50 Years [...]

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  7. [...] Rand’s iconic, genius-in-its-simplicity poster for IBM (above) is one of the many great designs of the last 50 years, collected by Graphic Design magazine. Some are immediately familiar – [...]

  8. [...] En 1963 nacía la revista Graphic Design USA, más conocida como GDUSA. Para conmemorar el 50 aniversario, el magazine ha realizado diferentes encuestas entre sus lectores a quienes les ha preguntado qué logos y qué posters de las últimas cinco décadas son los que más admiración les han causado. De esta selección, hay que tener en cuenta que se ha hecho entre el público norteamericano. por tanto, nos queda la siguiente duda: ¿Qué diseñadores ocuparían el top 10 en el diseño de posters en Europa? ______ +info: gdusa.com [...]

  9. Sam McMillan says: May 1, 20132:13 pm

    Are you guys nuts? Where’s Farrah? Cristie? Cyndi?

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  12. Con Kennedy says: April 27, 20132:57 pm

    You can thank Irishman Jim Fitzpatrick for the iconic graphic interpretation of Korda’s photo. http://www.jimfitzpatrick.com/

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