New Collector: Posters

Editorial Staff Art

 Lithography and chromolithography    Poster art was born of two tech­nological developments: The first, lithography (meaning “stone printing”) was invented in 1798, a process in which an artist drew his design with a greasy crayon or oil-based ink directly on a specially pre­pared slab of fine-grained limestone. Based on the principle that oil and water repel one another, the stone …