Posters to Paste-ups (CAEL2051)


Artworks made for public spaces have been an integral part of modern art. This unit of study looks at the role print has played in this history, briefly surveying Situationist graphics and psychedelic and punk posters before moving on to explore the potential contemporary print as a medium for urban intervention. Focusing on poster design and screen printing, the unit introduces you to techniques associated with the US band poster revival and other recent manifestations of print based public art such as stenciling and wheat pasting. The hands-on production of screen printed posters will be linked to an introduction to the digital publishing skills needed for commercial poster production.

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1x3-hour studio class/week


experimental poster (20%) and major self-directed work (80%)

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