"Given the current economic meltdown, this 75th anniversary of the New Deal has particular resonance. How might the current government stem the tide of economic and psychological depression? Can artists and designers help in similar ways today? It’s curious that the WPA style has been reprised in the recent past as a quaint retro conceit, but today may be an opportune time for a brand-new graphic language—equal in impact to the original initiative, but decidedly different—to help rally the cause of hope and optimism."
How's that to get you interested? The folks at Ready Made have commissioned five illustrators to design updated posters inspired by the WPA's Depression Era propoganda posters like these:
Here is my favorite submission by Nick Dewar:
The best part? You can download and print them for free! I've already got mine hanging in my office. Simple pleasures really are the best ones, aren't they?