The Moulin Rouge poster was one of the first mass produced posters of its time. I chose this poster because we dove back to the roots of graphic design in this weeks homework. I actually got to see one of these posters at the Krannert Art Museum last semester. It was actually quite a site to see not realizing how large the posters were back then.
I found this image in Graphic Design A History by Alain Weill.
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