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  • Today in History: Ludwig Hohlwein born in 1874
    by Joern Weigelt on July 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Ludwig Hohlwein born in 1874 On this day in 1874, the famous German poster artist Ludwig Hohlwein was born. Hohlwein was a trained and practicing architect. He moved to Munich in 1906 where he started to focus his talents on poster design. A self-taught graphic artist and influenced by the work of … Continue reading Today in History: Ludwig Hohlwein born in 1874 […]

  • Happy Birthday, Mick Jagger !
    by Joern Weigelt on July 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Happy Birthday, Mick Jagger ! The English music icon and Rolling Stones front man is celebrating his 78th birthday today. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #MickJagger #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #originalposter #poster #posters #design #graphicdesign #art #paper #graphic #graphics #artoftheday #picofhteday #fun #cool #posterconnection #vintagefinds #interiordesign #vintagehome #vintagedecor #designporn https://goo.gl/YC5rQA https://goo.gl/GXcrV8 […]

  • Today in History: Mata Hari
    by Joern Weigelt on July 25, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Mata Hari sentenced to death On this day in 1917, the exotic dancer Mata Hari is sentenced to execution by firing squad by a French court for spying on Germany’s behalf during World War I. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #MataHari #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #originalposter #poster #posters #design #graphicdesign #art #paper #graphic #graphics … Continue reading Today in History: Mata Har […]

  • Today in History: Alphonse Maria Mucha is born in 1860
    by Joern Weigelt on July 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Alphonse Maria Mucha is born in 1860 On this day in 1860, the talented Czech Art Nouveau poster artist, illustrator and designer was born. Mucha initially worked as a theatrical scene painter in Vienna before a benefactor discovered his talents and financed his art studies in Munich and Paris. Mucha stayed in … Continue reading Today in History: Alphonse Maria Mucha is born in 1860 […]

  • Today in History: March of the Penguins
    by Joern Weigelt on July 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: March of the Penguins On this day in 2005, March of the Penguins, a French-made documentary about emperor penguins in Antarctica, opens in theaters across the U.S. March of the Penguins went on to win numerous awards, including an Oscar, and became one of the highest-grossing documentaries in movie history. The American … Continue reading Today in History: March of the Penguins […]

  • Today in History: Cold Record in 1983
    by Joern Weigelt on July 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Cold Record in 1983 On this day in 1983, Vostok Station, a Russian station on Antarctica experienced the lowest temperatures ever measured in recorded human history. The temperatures fell to −128.6 °F (−89.2 °C) For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. Direct link to poster at https://bit.ly/3xb4BTW #Antarctica #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #originalposter #poster #posters #design … Continue reading Today in History: Cold Record in 1983 […]

  • Today in History: First Mars Landing in 1976
    by Joern Weigelt on July 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: First Mars Landing in 1976 After nearly a year of flight time, Viking I became the first American spacecraft to successfully land on Mars. Less than a month later, the Viking II also reached the red planet. The successful landings provided a first window into climatic conditions on the red planet Inquiries … Continue reading Today in History: First Mars Landing in 1976 […]

  • Today is National Ice Cream Day
    by Joern Weigelt on July 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today is National Ice Cream Day National Ice Cream Day was established under President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and is observed each year on the 3rd Sunday in July as part of National Ice Cream Month. Could there be any better national day? Ice cream supposedly originated thousands of years ago in the Persian Empire … Continue reading Today is National Ice Cream Day […]

  • Today in History: “Degenerate Art” exhibition opens in 1937
    by Joern Weigelt on July 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: “Degenerate Art” exhibitions opens in 1937 On this day in 1937, the infamous Degenerate Art (Entartete Kunst) exhibition in Munich, Germany. Organized by Adolf Ziegler and the Nazi Party, the exhibition presented some 650 paintings, sculptures and prints by over 100 (primarily) German artists, incl.  works by famous artists such as Otto … Continue reading Today in History: “Degenerate Art” exhibition opens in 1937 […]

  • Today in History: Lithography was invented in 1798
    by Joern Weigelt on July 18, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today in History: Lithography was invented in 1798 On this day in 1798, German author Alois Senefelder invented the lithographic printing method (from the Greek, “stone printing”). Looking for an inexpensive method for copying his manuscripts, Senefelder was experimenting with etching techniques using acid resisting inks on a flat stone surface. He soon discovered that … Continue reading Today in History: Lithography was invented in 1798 […]