32 Theater Posters, 1995 to 2000

The PRINT team has had this feeling for a while now, that you’ve been wishing—dreaming, really—for a gallery of theater posters specifically designed between the years of 1995 and 2000. Are we right? Thought so. Allow us to grant your wish. Scroll down to you heart’s desire and get inspired by theater posters from the likes of Paula Scher (of course), Art Chantry and Luba Lukova. Can you spot their late-90s work without peeking at the credits?

Note: these posters were honored in PRINT Magazine’s Regional Design Annual, which recognizes work from US designers by region (access 13 years’ worth of RDA winners here.)

Theater Posters, 1995–2000

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Region: S; Year: 1996; Poster for the Chopstick Theatre; ART DIRECTOR Gil Shuler/Gil Shuler Graphic Design, Charleston, SC; DESIGNERS Gil Shuler, Steve Lepre COPYWRITER Steve Lepre

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Region: NY; Year: 1996; Poster for the 1995-96 season at The Public Theater DESIGN FIRM: Pentagram ART DIRECTOR: Paula Scher DESIGNERS: Paula Scher, Lisa Mazur PHOTOGRAPHER: Carol Rosegg

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Region: NY; Year: 1996; Poster for the Public Theater DESIGN FIRM: Pentagram ART DIRECTOR: Paula Scher DESIGNERS: Paula Scher, Lisa Mazur

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Region: NY; Year: 1996; Poster for The Public Theater DESIGN FIRM: Pentagram ART DIRECTOR: Paula Scher DESIGNERS: Paula Scher, Lisa Mazur PHOTOGRAPHER: Michal Daniel

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Region: NY; Year: 1996; Poster for The Living Theatre DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR: Luba Lukova/Luba Lukova Studio

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Region: NY; Year: 1996; Poster for the Immigrants’ Theater Project DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR: Luba Lukova/Luba Lukova Studio

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Region: NY; Year: 1996; Poster for South Coast Repertory DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR: Rafal Olbinski/Olbinski Studio ART DIRECTOR: Susan Overstreet

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Region: NY; Year: 1996; Poster for Ballet West Conservatory ART DIRECTOR Scott Greer/University of Utah Graphic Design, Salt Lake City DESIGNER Wade Palmer PHOTOGRAPHER Mikel Covey

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Region: FW; Year: 1996; Poster for Seattle Repertory Theatre DESIGN FIRM Modern Dog, Seattle ART DIRECTOR/ILLUSTRATOR Michael Strassburger DESIGNERS Michael Strassburger, Robynne Raye

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Region: FW; Year: 1996; Poster for Act Theatre DESIGN/PHOTO COLLAGE Mike Strassburger/Modern Dog, Seattle

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Region: FW; Year: 1996; Poster for Seattle Children’s Theatre DESIGNER/CALLIGRAPHER Rick Eiber/Rick Eiber Design \(RED\), Preston, WA ILLUSTRATOR Richard Kehl

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Region: E; Year: 1996; Theater poster DESIGN FIRM Ritz Henton Design Group, West Hartford, CT PHOTOGRAPHER Lanny Nagler MASK Randy Gilman CLIENT Hartford Stage

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Region: E; Year: 1996; Poster for State Ballet of Missouri DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR Bob Conge, Wayland, NY AGENCY West Associates ART DIRECTOR Stan Chrzanowski

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Region: FW; Year: 1996; Poster for Empty Space Theatre DESIGNER/PHOTOGRAPHER Amy Lam/NBBJ Graphic Design, Seattle

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Region: FW; Year: 1997; Bathhouse Theatre poster DESIGNER Art Chantry, Seattle

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Region: FW; Year: 1997; Bathhouse Theatre poster DESIGNER Art Chantry, Seattle

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Region: FW; Year: 1997; Poster for American Conservatory Theater ILLUSTRATOR John Mattos, San Francisco ART DIRECTOR/DESIGNER Cheshire Dave Beckermann/American Conservatory Theater

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Region: E; Year: 1997; Poster for McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ ART DIRECTOR Howard R. Levine ILLUSTRATOR Wiktor Sadowski

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Region: NY; Year: 1997; Poster for Lincoln Center Theater ILLUSTRATOR James McMullan ART DIRECTOR Jim Russek/Russek Advertising

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Region: NY; Year: 1997; Poster for The Public Theater DESIGN FIRM Pentagram Design ART DIRECTOR Paula Scher DESIGNER Lisa Mazur

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Region: NY; Year: 1998; Poster for a production by Arizona Theatre Co. DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR Rafal Olbinski/Olbinski Studio

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Region: MW; Year: 1998; Poster for Theatre X DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR Larry Olson/Eichenbaum Hemke, Milwaukee COPYWRITER Steve Eichenbaum

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Region: FW; Year: 1998; Poster for performance of Under Milk Wood DESIGNER Steffanie Lorig/Lorig Design, Seattle ILLUSTRATOR George L. Thompson CLIENT Highline Community College Drama Department

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Region: FW; Year: 1998; Poster for Long Wharf Theatre DESIGN FIRM Modern Dog, Seattle DESIGNER Vittorio Costarella

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Region: FW; Year: 1998; Poster for The Intiman Theatre DESIGN FIRM Cyclone, Seattle DESIGNERS Traci Daberko, Dennis Clouse PHOTOGRAPHER Marco Prozzo

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Region: NY; Year: 1999; Poster for Columbia Artists’ and Arielle Tepper’s production of Trainspotting DESIGN FIRM Spot Design ART DIRECTOR Drew Hodges DESIGNER Sandra Planeta PHOTOGRAPHER James Smolka

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Region: E; Year: 1999; Poster for Provincetown Repertory Theatre DESIGN FIRM Sametz Blackstone Associates, Boston ART DIRECTOR Will Cook DESIGNERS Will Cook, Jorg Dressler, Kavitha Becker, Jay Highland PHOTOGRAPHER Stuart Darsch

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Region: E; Year: 1999; Promotional poster for the Irish Classical Theatre DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR Michael Gelen, Inkwell Studios, Buffalo, NY

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Region: FW; Year: 1999; Poster for Intiman Theater DESIGN FIRM Cyclone, Seattle DESIGNERS/ILLUSTRATORS Dennis Clouse, Traci Daberko

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Region: NY; Year; 2000; Poster for Blue Light Theater Co. DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR Marcelo Guidoli/Curious Design

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Region: NY; Year: 2000; Poster for The Public Theater DESIGN FIRM Pentagram ART DIRECTOR Paula Scher DESIGNER Keith Daigle PHOTOGRAPHER Lois Greenfield

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Region: NY; Year: 2000; Poster for The Public Theater DESIGN FIRM Pentagram ART DIRECTOR Paula Scher DESIGNER Keith Daigle PHOTOGRAPHER George Joseph


Well-designed posters stand the test of time. If you think your own poster design has what it takes, enter HOW’s Poster Design Awards, where you’ll find much-deserved recognition, regardless of how many years you have under your belt. Deadline: Nov. 6, 2015. 

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