Nico (vilakins) wrote,

WPA retro icons

In a Mad Men episode we saw last week, a client referred disparagingly to some four-colour posters as outdated WPA. I was interested enough to look it up and it stands for Works Progress Administration, a New Deal agency employing a lot of people during the depression, including artists who did posters, some examples of which can be seen here. I couldn't resist making icons out of some of them. Want, take, credit.

Most text was added by me.

First up are some art icons, in case anyone wants one for naarmamo.

Music, maths, reading, languages



City and outdoors.

The rest including two gratuitous Doctor Who ones and a Pennsylvania Dutch couple. The last one reminds me of the anime film Steam Boy.

Tags: art, icons
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