On Thursday, April 7 in a small garden behind Spoleto Festival USA offices, the Festival’s 40th poster was unveiled. It features Harvest Gathering by Charleston’s own Jonathan Green. This is Green’s second poster for the Festival—his first contribution was featured on the very popular 2004 poster which is now sold out.

Today’s blog is a look back through time at posters from the past. Do you have a favorite?

1977 poster

1977 by Christan Thee

 

1978 poster

1978 by Robert Indiana

 

1979 poster

1979 by Pietro Consagra

 

1980 poster

1980 by Cy Twombly

 

1981 poster

1981 by Joan Miro

 

1982 poster

1982 by Henry Moore

 

1983 poster

1983 by Richard Diebenkorn

 

1984

1984 by Leonardo Cremonini

 

1985</strong

1985 by Jasper Johns

 

1986

1986 by Sidney Nolan

 

1987

1987 by Sandro Chia

 

1988

1988 Larry Rivers

 

1989

1989 by Sol LeWitt

 

1990>

1990 by Rufino Tomayo

 

1991

1991 by Nicola de Maria

 

1992>

1992 by David Hughes

 

1993

1993 by Emanuele Lazzati

 

1994

1994 by Ulderico Manani

 

1995

1995 by Milton Glaser

 

1996

1996 by Ann Hamilton

 

1997

1997 by David Hockney

 

1998

1998 by Claes Oldenburg

 

1999

1999 by Georg Baselitz

 

2000

2000 by Joel Shapiro

 

2001

2001 by Frank Stella

 

2002

2002 by Elizabeth Murray

 

2003

2003 by Susan Rothenberg

 

2004

2004 by Jonathan Green

 

2005

2005 by Red Grooms

 

2006

2006 by Jim Dine

 

2007

2007 by Chuck Close

 

2008

2008 by Bridget Riley

 

2009

2009 by Alex Katz

 

2010

2010 by Maya Lin

 

2011

2011 by Guillermo Kuitca

 

2012

2012 by Li Songsong

 

2013

2013 by Robert Mangold

 

2014

2014 by Antony Gormley

 

2015

2015 by Ugo Nespolo

 

2016

2016 by Jonathan Green