VIDEO: Exhibition of US Subway Posters comes to Cork

C.I.T today begain displaying the international touring exhibition “UNDERGROUND IMAGES: School of Visual Arts Subway Posters“ for the first time in Ireland.

The exhibition will run until January 22, 2016

images from the exhibition

Inspiring was the word du jour at the opening of UNDERGROUND IMAGES at the James Barry Exhibition Centre in CIT this week.

UNDERGROUND IMAGES is an exciting exhibition of subway posters from the School of Visual Arts, New York, from the last six decades, it includes designs by some of the biggest names in graphic design, illustration, and typography, such as Louise Filli, Bob Gill, Milton Glaser, Steven Heller, Stefan Sagmeister, and Paula Scher.

Belfast born David Sandlin, a renowned designer, illustrator and lecturer represented the School of Visual Arts and spoke about the inspiration behind the collection and how honoured he was to be invited to the event by CIT.

CIT Arts Office and CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Department of Media Communications are excited about this new partnership with the prestigious New York design school and invite all members of the public to attend the exhibition which runs until the 11th of January 2016.

This will be the first time this exhibition has been shown in Ireland and so it is even more exciting that it has come to Cork, a city striving to put itself on the map in the world of design.

This exhibition is displayed in chronological order and includes more than fifty posters selected from the wide array designed by faculty members at the School of Visual Arts for the New York City subway system.

The development in technique and technology is also evident as you go through the room and contrast the early hand-drawn illustrations with the more contemporary digital drawings.

The posters are prints rather then original pieces but the vibrant colours and cutting edge typography offer a glimpse of the history of not only the college but the sprawling metropolis that is New York.


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