Works Progress Administration
|The United States tough
economic times of 2008 and 2009 has stimulated a renewed interest in
the WPA posters of the thirties and forties. As part of his New Deal
program, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Works Progress
Administration or WPA on
May 6, 1935 in order to provide economic relief to the citizens of the United States suffering through the Great Depression. Out of the WPA came the Federal Art Project or FAP, an organization that quickly became the nation's primary employer of artists, musicians, actors, and writers.
WPA posters acted as powerful communication devices in their time.
Their style is unique and conveys their message in a glance. My
exploration of the techniques of this era that employ serigraphy is
an homage to this defining era of the merging of art and