Explore our exclusive posters, featuring images from the Newberry’s collections, as well as one-of-a-kind designs by esteemed local artisans such as Starshaped Press.

Newberry Posters

Gangland Map of Chicago 1932

Gangland Map of Chicago 1932

$24.95
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This reprint edition of the 1932 Gangland Map of Chicago utilizes the devices of a classic seafaring map to humorous effect: a compass rose, cartouches, and (instead of sea monsters) neighborhood dangers. Printed on acid-free, heavy-weight paper, the map can easily be framed and used to decorate your den of iniquity.


Melville Broadside

Melville Broadside

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Traditionally, broadsides were used like posters to announce events or proclamations. This contemporary broadside was used to promote our exhibition Melville: Finding America at Sea. It features text of Melville’s poem “Tom Deadlight” drawn from the Northwestern-Newberry Edition of Melville's Published Poems (the definitive textual edition of Melville's works).

Arranged in the shape of a whale's tail, the beautifully printed text diminishes in size as it descends the page and is accompanied by ornaments representing corpse lights treated with glow-in-the-dark ink.

A colophon at bottom left displays the number of the print and commemorates the exhibition, which was held at the Newberry Library in 2019 (the bicentennial of Melville’s birth).

This gorgeous print was produced for the Newberry by the Chicago print company the Starshaped Press in a limited edition of just 200 copies. 11 by 14", classic small poster size.

Nova Reperta Print

Nova Reperta Print

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This 11x14" broadsheet was designed and printed by the Starshaped Press in Chicago for the exhibition Renaissance Invention: Stradanus’s Nova Reperta. Depicting a printing press and created using letterpress-printing techniques, as well as antique metal types and ornaments, the poster is an homage to the history of the printing trade. A limited number of signed prints on Neenah cotton paper are available exclusively at the Newberry.