A passion for posters

By Marlene Waltoft, Photographer

Posters fill the ground floor of the Anderson University Center on Feb. 12, 2014. Posters on on sale until Feb. 14. Photo/Marlene Waltoft
Posters fill the ground floor of the Anderson University Center on Feb. 12, 2014. Posters on on sale until Feb. 14. Photo by Marlene Waltoft

For more than 20 years, Ross Robinson has traveled the United States selling posters at universities, and Pacific Lutheran University is always on his list.

PLU is a much better market for selling posters than its cross-town rival, University of Puget Sound, according to Robinson.

PLU is one of more than 700 universities he has visited.

“PLU is very, totally, absolutely one of my favorite schools,” Robinson said.

On the second week of spring semester, Robinson transformed the bottom floor of the Anderson University Center into a gallery of art and movie posters.

The posters he sells are ordered from 27 companies world wide.

PLU is the second best school for selling posters, according to Robinson, where he makes over $1,000 each day at PLU.

Close to 75 percent of the posters Robinson is selling will likely be out of print in 5 years, he said.

The gallery is open until 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14 in the AUC.

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