You've probably seen the Milwaukee neighborhood posters, commissioned by the city in 1983. Over the subsequent seven years, local graphic artist Jan Kotowicz created 25 of them, each unique, if now just a little dated.
Amazingly, the Milwaukee Department of City Development still has a stock of these posters, and it's selling them for the dirt-cheap price of $3 (plus $2.50 for shipping). Additionally, you can order the retro "Milwaukee Feeds and Supplies the World" poster for just $5.
Each of the neighborhood posters is 15 by 22 inches, and the back contains a history article written by John Gurda. Jump on this deal, fellow Milwaukeeans, before it's too late.
To order by mail, send a check or money order to:
Department of City Development
Attn: Terri Grote
809 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Include a list of the poster(s) you would like to purchase. The DCD's Web site contains more information and shipping charges.
Jeff | Sept. 9, 2009 at 8:44 a.m. (report)
Years ago I spotted a framed "Milwaukee Feeds and Supplies the World" poster at the King's Pub in Mexico City. I wonder where else these have ended up!
There are a few that are heinous and dated (I pity those who live in those neighborhoods and want the poster) but overall I think they are great. I have been looking for that old style Milwaukee poster for a while now. I would love it if it were bigger. Anyone with an idea?
Show me the other 4 Talkbacks
9 comments about this article.
Post your comment/review now
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.
Recent Articles & Blogs by Andy Tarnoff
Published Jan. 17, 2017
I don't entirely know what we're watching here, but I know it's funny and extremely inappropriate.
Published Jan. 12, 2017
I'm very concerned about the problem of "fake news" and what it means for journalists, politicians and the media-consuming public. But, really, this isn't a new concern of mine. For many years, I've battled with the concept that the internet is always right.
Published Jan. 9, 2017
On Dec. 8, Larry Hansen was injured in a horrendous and freak accident by a presumed drunk driver. While working on his car in his Okauchee garage. Five surgeries and 42 pints of blood later, Hansen has lost a leg, has a broken back and faces more surgeries.
Published Dec. 20, 2016
Last week, I was bragging about the airfare deal of a century: a $66 round-trip ticket from Milwaukee to Ft. Myers. Yesterday, I was eating my words, since my flight home was delayed from Saturday to Monday, then cancelled completely on Monday, with no reasonable option on how to get home.
Published Dec. 8, 2016
Every few years, we remind you about Chief, the hard-rocking Milwaukee band that you should check out. Why? Not because frontman Chris Tischler compares Chief to Van Halen and Judas Priest, although that's a pretty good reason to give them a listen, since they're excellent musicians.
Published Dec. 5, 2016
I wasn't really in the market for a new TV, but like so many others, I got suckered into buying a huge one on Black Friday. I was lured by the low, low prices, but also the idea of having a super-sharp 65-inch television that would be ready for 4K.
Published Nov. 30, 2016
Margaret Gintoft knew there was a chance she'd run into a Clinton after jogging near her daughter's home in Chappaqua, N.Y. Last Sunday, Gintoft and her family were hiking in Rockefeller State Park when she saw the former president and former Secretary of State.
Published Nov. 28, 2016
With almost everything available on-demand online, cable and satellite TV are pretty archaic. Today, AT&T acknowledged this by unveiling DIRECTV Now, a streaming service that will go head-to-head with cable (and its own soon-to-be-discontinued U-Verse), for $35 a month.
Published Nov. 16, 2016
Even though Cedarburg is so close to Milwaukee, when you're in its little downtown, you feel far away. And, while plenty of Milwaukeeans visit the Stagecoach Inn Bed & Breakfast for a staycation, this charming old hotel attracts plenty of people from out of town, too.
Published Nov. 15, 2016
House of Harley-Davidson announced today the expansion of its territory with the purchase of Racine Harley-Davidson.