Edward Penfield, a luminary in early American graphic design, significantly shaped the modern poster’s evolution. Born in 1866 in Brooklyn, New York, Penfield’s artistry was integral to the Art Nouveau movement in the United States. His work, characterized by bold, simplified forms and vibrant colors, encapsulated the zeitgeist of the turn-of-the-century America. Penfield’s posters, often showcasing elegant figures and leisure scenes, not only exemplified aesthetic beauty but also marked a significant shift in advertising art. As the art director of Harper’s Magazine, his influence extended beyond his own creations, impacting the broader visual landscape of the era. Penfield’s legacy endures, his work a testament to the transformative power of graphic design in modern culture.
We are thrilled to present an exclusive collection of Edward Penfield’s posters, now available as museum-quality giclée prints. These reproductions, offered in four sizes, are perfect for diverse settings, from intimate home environments to dynamic office spaces. Each print captures the essence of Penfield’s visionary style, with striking colors and elegant designs that make them ideal conversation pieces. The superior giclée technique ensures a faithful rendition of the original artwork, immersing you in the vibrancy and spirit of early 20th-century America. Owning a Penfield print is not merely an aesthetic choice but an embrace of a pivotal moment in the history of graphic design. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to own a piece of art that continues to inspire and captivate.
- premium museum-quality print
- paper weight: 200 gsm / 80 lb
- every print ships ready to frame
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