Bold, blocky, and rocking that red, white & blue, National Letter Writing Week shows a mail carrier suited up with a letter in hand. That sans-serif geometric typeface jumps out, announcing the week and, at the bottom, affirming “that letter will be appreciated.” The artwork was originally produced in Chicago on behalf of the Works Progress Administration (WPA)—part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal program to get Americans back to work during the Great Depression, and one of the first U.S. government programs to support the arts. Over 5000 artists were employed to carry out assorted art projects, including designing some 2000 posters depicting various initiatives sponsored by the government. National Letter Writing Week is our newest limited-edition from the WPA’s poster archives (carefully retouched and remastered by our team, naturally!), but our WPA collection also includes images vouching for victory gardens, good hygiene, the National Park Service, library literature, and outdoor recreation, among other activities and ideas for the collective good ... Read more on the blog!
+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available
Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.
Museo Portfolio Rag
10"x8" | edition of 10
14"x11" | edition of 150
20"x16" | edition of 25