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

The Little Friends of Print Making
Fantômas, 2005
Purchased with funds provided by the Louise Bullard Wallace Foundation
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.