Tucked away in a rural corner of America just at the edge of the woods sits a small, unassuming red house. You would be forgiven for going right by the house without even noticing it. If, however, you peeked in the window as you drove by, you might just catch a brilliant splash of color, and just maybe a word or phrase jumping out at you. If you were to stop and step inside, you would be welcomed by a rather unique spectacle. It is a house like any other, decorated tastefully and well kept—with one very unusual feature. The ceiling, from wall to wall throughout, is plastered with stunning World War 2 era posters. Posters that proclaim “He’s In the Silent Service—Are You?” and “In an Air Raid What Motorists Must Do” and “Help Britain Finish the job!” There are also travel posters, such as “See the Glories of the Milford Track” and “Winter in Oslo Norway.” There are even some Alpargatas posters from the famous Argentenian illustrator Florencio Molina Campos. The ceiling, in its total effect, seems to resemble what a world traveler or maybe a spy might have created if they were a teenager spreading posters across their wall. But the art of these posters, and the quality of design, is not chintzy or kitschy. It is gorgeous. It is a crash course in design. And I am delighted to share some of those images with you.

Please note that this house is a private residence I happened to encounter, and as it is not open to the public the location is intentionally omitted from the description.