Monday, May 25

Bread and Puppet Cheap Art Posters

Dreaming winged horse poster
"Graphic images- chiseled into masonite, printed and painted on cloth, and paper- have been an integral part of Bread & Puppet Theater's shows since the very beginning in the early sixties. Peter Schumann, Bread & Puppet's founder, director and artist, created and continues to create, the contents- both pictures and texts- of nearly all our publications and posters. After moving to a farm in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, in 1974, we sold posters, banners and chap books, in our Museum Barn and at Bread & Puppet events. By the late eighties, Bread & Puppet Press was established, with an annual calendar and mail-order catalog, and in 2000, its own print shop building. (Until then, we had printed and painted, helter-skelter, in the Museum, chicken coops, and rehearsal and meeting spaces.) There, under Lila Winstead's able management, she and local volunteers, make all the hand-printed and -painted items for sale, including letterpress broadsides and handmade books. The Print Shop also produces the banners, flags, curtains and costumes, as needed, for specific shows and events."
Bread & Puppet
Bread & Puppet: Posters
Bread & Puppet: Postcards
Mythological Quarter (Video)
Left Matrix

2009 October: The Bread and Puppet Theater, 2013 September: Peter Schumann on 50 years of the Bread and Puppet Theater