8. The "Maîtres de l'Affiche Reputable artists were willing to design posters due to the medium's growing prestige. These artistic prints were so popular that they were stolen off of walls almost as soon as they were hung. Cheret organized the first group exhibition of posters in 1884 and two years later published the first book on poster art.
Spooky, Beautiful 1930s Photos of London Streets at Night