The National Poster Retrospecticus

The National Poster Retrospecticus

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The National Poster Retrospecticus is an internationally traveling poster show. The NPR features more than 400 hand-printed posters made by over 100 of the most prominent poster designers in the USA.

We've traveled all over North America visiting bombed out basements, rad community spaces and fancy art galleries. We've shown in venues like The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Adobe HQ and at events like SXSW and NXNE. Our mission is to celebrate posters, the made-by-hand aesthetic and help spread that enthusiasm around the world. We wanna travel everywhere! The NPR is produced by JP Boneyard.

The Shows

Kind Words

Aaron Draplin

“Those poster bros took good care of me! Good exposure, nice graphics, friendly vibes. There’s tons of value here. For poster designers. For empty walls. For America!”

Eric Nyffeler
Doe Eyed

"The NPR stands as the most well organized, most well laid out, and most communicative show I've ever worked with. It's beautifully branded and incredibly curated."

Mike Davis
Co Exhibitions

"We were honored to host The NPR. John and crew were super professional, well-organized, and easy to work with. We'd love to see this show return and we'd be thrilled to host it again."

Dan Ibarra
Aesthetic Apparatus

"We thought we had seen it all. After 15 years in the scene I can still find new and exciting art in this show and that's a testament to its expansiveness."

Select Works

The Players

Hey, let's talk posters!

Looking for the 2012 site? Check it out here.