photo: Kiki Werth Posters
Remember those poster fairs at college, when every man, woman and child would come forth to claim the "unique" Bob Marley or Jim Morrison poster with which to plaster the walls of dorm rooms across campus?
Think of this weekend's International Vintage Poster Fair as the grown-up version. More than 10,000 old posters will be for sale at the event, including food and liquor ads, Art Deco displays and more. We're most intrigued by "The Art of Persuasion," a feature exhibit on the history of propaganda posters over the last century, which is almost certain not to feature Bob Marley.
The Fair kicks off with a preview party from 5-9 p.m. tonight at the Pritzker Military Library ($30, including wine, hors d'oeuvres, a raffle and lecture), and runs from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph. Admission is $15, but free for those under 25.