Vietnamese poster lovers have a chance to learn about the 100-year evolution of Finnish graphic design at an exhibition that opened in the ancient imperial city of Hue on April 29.

Co-organised by the Finnish Embassy in Hanoi and Thua Thien-Hue provincial People’s Committee, the week-long event is part of this year's jubilee programme to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Finland .

With 100 posters from Lahti Poster Museum , the exhibition provides visitors a broad picture of Finland ’s socio-economic development, especially in sports, tourism, advertising and education.

A similar exhibition was held from March 21-24 at the National Library in Hanoi .

The art of poster design originated in Paris in the 19th century and spread across Europe and North America . It has been popular in Finland since 1880 and promoted the development of many printing techniques including lithography, chromolithography, screen printing, posters and photomontage.-VNA