Posters can complement a range of programming topics as well as create a strong visual connection with the U.S. inside the physical location of an American Space. All the posters below, arranged by topic, can be downloaded and printed locally. Questions, suggestions or requests to obtain the original design files for additional language customization can be sent to email@example.com.
World Press Freedom Day
This custom-made poster for American Spaces is available in English in a variety of sizes and formats. Additional languages will be added as they become available. The front depicts the dove of peace and the instrument of free expression, a pencil. The back quotes the beginning of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing freedom of speech, and includes several sections, such as this: “A free press is a safeguard against a totalitarian government that tells people what to think and how to act through a press that is not free—one that only represents the government view, excluding all others.”
Preserve the Earth 2018 Poster
and Commemorative Postcard Set
This beautiful original poster, illustrated by artist Cathie Bleck, depicts marine wildlife put at risk by plastic debris in our oceans: dolphins, whales, birds, seals, crabs and tiny plankton among them. Produced each year in honor of Earth Day (April 22, 2018), the poster features an illustration on the front and a brief description on the back. Also available is a commemorative postcard set (below) that features the 2018 poster image along with several from previous years. The 2018 poster (above) is available in the languages listed below in PDF and JPG formats. The postcard set is available in English only in PDF.
Women’s History Month
In this poster, available only to American Spaces, Esperanza Spalding, a musical prodigy who was playing violin in the Chamber Music Society of Oregon at five years old, performs at the 2017 Jazz in the Gardens Music Fest in Miami Gardens, Florida. This poster is available in PDF and JPG in five sizes.
These two posters, custom-made for American Spaces, feature prominent U.S. Paralympic athletes Thomas Walsh, of the U.S. Men’s Alpine Ski Team, and Amy Purdy, of the U.S. Women’s Snowboarding Team. These posters are available in 10 different sizes and formats in English only.
In the 1950s to 1970s, the State Department sent U.S. jazz musicians to tour the globe. This poster show recounts the experiences of these American “Jazz Ambassadors,” embraced by enthusiastic audiences from Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Latin America. The eight-panel poster show is available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
These custom posters feature two young American athletes of the American Olympics team for the Winter Games in PyeonChang, South Korea. Ted Ligety competes in Alpine skiing and Chloe Kim competes in snowboarding. The posters are available at the links below as PDFs in three sizes each.
This is a new poster, created specifically for American Spaces to use for Black History Month and related programming in 2018. The poster is available at the links below as a PDF in three sizes each.
Smithsonian African American History and Culture
The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) is offering a series of downloadable posters titled “A Place For All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture.” The posters are based on the museum’s exhibitions exploring African American history, culture, and community. The posters are available at no cost, but some brief information must be provided prior to downloading.
This eye-catching poster can be used to highlight a Makerspace location or area within an American Space, or serve as a reminder to consider STEM pursuits.
This set of posters, provided in English and Spanish, can be arranged creatively to complement the modern visual design of an American Space while promoting the ShareAmerica website to local visitors. Each of these posters is provided in three formats — two for printing and one for use on websites and social media sites.
U.S. Landmarks Poster
This free downloadable poster highlights U.S. landmarks and industries, focusing on the states where the items are the most prominent.