Poster project unveils 2011 collection

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The Syracuse Poster Project Thursday night unveiled the 16 new posters of the 2011 collection at a reception for artists, poets and friends at the Atrium in Hanover Square.

It was the 10th annual collection the project has facilitated.

"Of these 10 years, I can only say we persevered thanks to naivete," said project co-founder Jim Emmons. "In the beginning, I foolishly believed the project could support itself only by selling poster prints."

In its first decade, more than 150 artists and 200 poets have contributed to the project, Emmons said. Nearly 3,000 prints were sold.

The Syracuse Poster Project was founded as a collaboration between local poets and Syracuse University visual arts students. The poets supply haikus, three lines of poetry most often focusing on things notably "Syracuse," like the snow and changing seasons. Students in Professor Roger DeMuth's illustration program are then charged with bringing the poems to life visually.

One large format print of each poster in the collection will be displayed in outdoor panels on Salina and Warren Streets throughout the downtown for the next year.

Prints are also available online at posterproject.org and several Syracuse stores.

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