“Can a poster be original art, or are they all reproductions of something else?”

Most posters are photomechanical prints, meaning the graphics are reproductions of some photo or other art. However, a number of posters are original prints. Pablo Picasso and Mark Chagall made original art advertising posters. Most pre American Civil War posters are original art, as the modern photomechanical processes weren’t yet in use.

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