Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives

Dec 15, 2013–Jan 18, 2015

Steff Geissbühler, Peace: The Beauty of Friendship Overcomes the Beast of War, 1986. Offset lithograph. © Steff Geissbühler. AIGA Design Archives: Gift of AIGA. 2007.8771

Luba Lukova, War is Not the Answer, 2002. Offset lithograph. © Luba Lukova. AIGA Design Archives: Gift of AIGA. 2007.864

Laurie DeMartino, Hurricane Poster Project, 2005. Screen print. © Laurie DeMartino. AIGA Design Archives: Gift of AIGA. 2007.4767

Steve Bullock, Pearl Street: Truth, 2008. Digital print. © Steve Bullock. AIGA Design Archives: Gift of AIGA. 2010.270.2

Taber Calderon, Love Yourself, 2008. Offset lithograph. © Taber Calderon. AIGA Design Archives: Gift of AIGA. 2010.274

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Closed: December 15, 2013–Jan 18, 2015
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The environment, literacy, peace, and equality are just a few of the subjects that designers tackle in Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives. With a touch of humor or with straightforward solemnity, the 33 posters in this exhibition demonstrate the inventive techniques designers use to provoke action.

Culled from the AIGA Design Archives at the Denver Art Museum—a collection of over 10,000 objects that represent one of the largest and finest holdings of contemporary American communication design from approximately 1980 to the present—Drawn to Action invites visitors to discover how design can be an extraordinary tool for change and to consider their own opinions on a broad range of issues.

A second rotation of new posters is on view starting in July 2014.

Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives is organized by the Denver Art Museum.

News & Stories

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    Blog: Behind the Scenes

    Take Action on International Literacy Day

    Today is International Literacy Day, which highlights the importance of literacy to individuals and to society. In 1991, designer Julius Friedman addressed the problem of adult illiteracy in a series of posters, four of which are on view at the Denver Art Museum in Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives. More

  • A teen girl and her mentor holding their posters about marriage equality.
    Blog: Behind the Scenes

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    Giving Voice, an annual poster exhibition at Access Gallery in Denver, opens on Friday, July 18, and could feature your social justice poster. Artists, graphic designers, illustrators, and other creatives are invited to donate a design to be featured in and sold during the exhibition. All proceeds fund the Giving Voice program and Access Gallery. More

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    Blog: Behind the Scenes

    Epic Artmaking Party, Poster Making, Slam Poetry & More at Untitled #65 (Say Anything)

    Update: Click here (PDF) for Untitled #65 (Say Anything) program.

    Yell it, build it, write it, share it, destroy it, then talk about itthat sums up your night at this month’s Untitled #65 (Say Anything). With chats galore, poster making, roaming poets, and an epic artmaking party, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to sound off through art. More