GDUSA’s 10 Favorite Poster Designs of the Past 50 Years

by . June 1st, 2013


For their 50th anniversary, Graphic Design USA or GDUSA asked their readers on what is their favorite poster design of the half-past century. They conducted a series of 50th anniversary surveys wherein they asked the graphic design community about who is the most influential designer and the works that they admire. One of these surveys is the “Favorite Poster Design of the Half-Past Century”. From Glaser to Fairey, all of the posters here are the top picks by the graphic design community and are considered to be the best.

Without further ado here are the top 10 favorite poster design from GDUSA’s survey.

1. Bob Dylan – Milton Glaser


2. Eye Bee M – Paul Rand


3. Anatomy of a Murder – Saul Bass


4. Hope – Shepard Fairey


5. The Threepenny Opera by Paul Davis

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6. Bring In ‘Da Noise – Paula Scher

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7.  Alvin Ailey – Steff Geissbuhler

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8. Knoll Furniture “Hot Seat” – Woddy Pirtie


9. Vietnam Antiwar Poster (End Bad Breath – Seymour Chwast

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10. Day of the Heroic Guerilla, Che Guevera – Eric Serrano


What do you guys think of the top 10 Favorite Poster Designs of the Past 50 Years? Which is your favorite? Tell us at the comments below!


Patrick Jude Ilagan is a graphic designer/photographer hailing from the vast jungles of urban Manila. Always on the look out for visually appealing stuff he scours the internet and the bustling city in search of inspiration. His tools for mass creation is a Canon 500D along with a wide array of lights and lenses plus a 4 year old (but still fighting) laptop. Check out his work on Tumblr.