Fit to Print: Contemporary Poster Art from the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Collection Gallery 1

The Little Friends of Print Making
Fantômas, 2005
Serigraph
Purchased with funds provided by the Louise Bullard Wallace Foundation
2006.004
Courtesy The Little Friends of Printmaking

(May 26–August 13, 2011)

Following in a tradition of collecting poster art established by Peabody College and its art department over fifty years ago, the Fine Arts Gallery has amassed a collection of more than three hundred contemporary posters by local, national, and international graphic artists and designers. The posters to be featured include a number of innovative letterpress posters produced by Nashville’s Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in America; several examples of poster art by Bryce McCloud and his Isle of Printing print shop, also located in Nashville; music posters advertising performances by such bands as Wilco and the avant-garde metal supergroup, Fantômas by The Little Friends of Printmaking; and a diverse group of posters by members of ADGFAD: the Graphic Designers, Art Directors and Illustrators Association of Spain.