Auto Show Poster, "Detroit 2006: North American International Auto Show"

Summary

Auto shows use glamour, giveaways, spectacle, and sex appeal to show off manufacturers' latest offerings. Part entertainment and part consumer education, auto shows have their roots in 19th Century industrial exhibitions and world's fairs. New York City hosted America's first auto show in 1900 and the idea caught on. This poster promoted the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.

Auto shows use glamour, giveaways, spectacle, and sex appeal to show off manufacturers' latest offerings. Part entertainment and part consumer education, auto shows have their roots in 19th Century industrial exhibitions and world's fairs. New York City hosted America's first auto show in 1900 and the idea caught on. This poster promoted the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.

Artifact

Poster

Date Made

2006

Subject Date

2006

Creators

Pangborn Design, Ltd. 

Pangborn, Dominic 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Detroit 

Creator Notes

Artwork by Dominic Pangborn, for Pangborn Design, Ltd., Detroit, Michigan

Collection Title

Poster Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2006.13.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Maura & Christian W. Overland.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Photomechanical processes

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height : 22 in

Width: 33 in

Inscriptions

Across top of poster: DETROIT 2006 Down left side of poster: NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW Lower right corner: Dominic Pangborn

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