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  • Today in History: Ottomar Anton born in 1895
    by Joern Weigelt on December 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Ottomar Anton born in 1895 123 years ago today, the German painter and graphic designer Ottomar Carl Joseph Anton was born in Hamburg. Anton is well known for his commercial travel art from the 1920s and 1930s when he designed numerous maritime posters for the Hamburg-America Line, Cunard and other steamship companies. … Continue reading Today in History: Ottomar Anton born in 1895 […]

  • Today is Monkey Day!
    by Joern Weigelt on December 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Today is Monkey Day! Quit monkeying around and take a moment to participate in this celebration of all things simian. Did you know that there are three distinct types of simian primates? Familiar species like baboons and macaques are classified as Old World Monkeys. Capuchins and howler monkeys are New World Monkeys, and chimpanzees and … Continue reading Today is Monkey Day! […]

  • Today in History: Edward McKnight Kauffer born in 1890
    by Joern Weigelt on December 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Edward McKnight Kauffer born in 1890 128 years ago today, Edward McKnight Kauffer, one of Britain’s most influential poster artists and graphic designers between the wars, was born in Great Falls, Montana. Kauffer began his professional life as a painter in San Francisco and Chicago before studying in Paris (1913) and moving … Continue reading Today in History: Edward McKnight Kauffer born in 1890 […]

  • Today in History: Siemens born in 1816
    by Joern Weigelt on December 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Today in History: Siemens born in 1816 German inventor, industrialist and founder of the electrical and telecommunications company Siemens was born on this day, 202 years ago. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. #Siemens #PosterArt #VintagePoster #VintagePosters #vintage #art #paper #graphic #graphics #artoftheday #picofhteday #fun #cool #posterconnection #originalposter #vintagefinds #interiordesign #vintagehome #vintagedecor #graphicdesign #designporn https://goo.gl/YC5rQA https://goo.gl/GXcrV8 Siemens […]

  • Today is National Violin Day
    by Joern Weigelt on December 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Today is National Violin Day National Violin Day is celebrated annually on December 13th. The violin, sometimes informally called a fiddle, is a string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is the smallest, highest-pitched member of the violin family of string instruments, which includes the viola and cello. The violin acquired … Continue reading Today is National Violin Day […]

  • Today in History: Kyoto Protocol adopted in 1997
    by Joern Weigelt on December 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: Kyoto Protocol adopted in 1997 The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which commits its parties by setting internationally binding emission reduction targets – in essence the closest thing to a working global agreement to fight climate change. A total of 192 … Continue reading Today in History: Kyoto Protocol adopted in 1997 […]

  • Today is International Animal Rights Day
    by Joern Weigelt on December 10, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Today is International Animal Rights Day Every year International Animal Rights Day is celebrated on December 10. This observance coincides with the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declared in 1948, and this has been made deliberately. On December 10, 1948 the UN General Assembly adopted and declared the Universal Declaration of Human … Continue reading Today is International Animal Rights Day […]

  • Today in History: David Klein died in 2005
    by Joern Weigelt on December 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: David Klein died in 2005 David Klein was an American artist who is perhaps best known for the iconic travel images he created for Trans World Airlines (TWA) during the 1950s and 1960s. Klein studied art in Los Angeles and was a member of the California Watercolor Society during the 1930s. He … Continue reading Today in History: David Klein died in 2005 […]

  • Today in History: Jim Morrison born in 1943
    by Joern Weigelt on December 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Today in History: Jim Morrison born in 1943 75 years ago today, James Douglas “Jim” Morrison, one of the most iconic and influential frontmen in rock music history and lead vocalist of the Doors, was born. Morrison co-founded the Doors during the summer of 1965 in Venice, California. The band spent two years in obscurity … Continue reading Today in History: Jim Morrison born in 1943 […]

  • Today in History: John Lennon killed in 1980
    by Joern Weigelt on December 8, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Today in History: John Lennon killed in 1980 38 years ago today, the death of English musician, songwriter and front man of the Beatles, John Lennon, sparked worldwide shock and sadness: on December 8, 1980 John Lennon was fatally shot by a deranged fan in front of his apartment complex in New York City. Together … Continue reading Today in History: John Lennon killed in 1980 […]