The Poster’s Place on the Planet

Interview with Steven Heller

Q: The poster’s primary role is transmission of a message, what would you say are the messages that have been most benefited by the poster?

A: Posters shape spaces and alter people’s behavior. They literally shape  spaces, moving from their role in redrawing maps of early twentieth century cities in North America and Europe to the way they currently define contested zones in places like Syria and Nigeria.