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1974

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1997

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Poster, NR.4-Typographic Process, Typo-Zeichen [Typographic Signs], from the School of Design, Basel, 1974

This is a Poster. It is dated 1974 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is offset lithograph on newsprint. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Experimenting with Type.

This object was donated by Ken Friedman. It is credited Gift of Ken Friedman.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 87.9 × 61.9 cm (34 5/8 × 24 3/8 in.)

It is signed

Imprinted lower left along edge; Design W.Weingart

It is inscribed

Imprinted in black upper left: Thematik: Typo-Zeichen / Theme: Typographic Signs / 1) Konrad Bruckmann: Typo-Zeichen als Marke oder Signet / Designed in 1971.72 Typographic sign as trademark or logotype / 2) Konrad Bruckmann: Typo-Zeichen als Marke oder Signet / Designed in 1971.72 Typographic sign as trademark or logotype / 3) Charles Huguenin: Typographic sign as trademark or logotype /Typo-Zeichen als Marke oder Signet / Designed in 1973 Typographic sign as trademark or logotype / 4) Konrad Bruckmann: Typo-Zeichen als Marke oder Signet / Designed in 1971.72 Typographic sign as trademark or logotype / Also in black upper right: Leher/Instructor: W. Weingart / The <Typographic Process> poster series is a published documentation of re-/ sults from the Typographic Class for Graphic Designers and Typographers at / the Kunstgewerbenschule Basle (School fro Design). Various series appear at ran- / dom intervals, each consisting of at least five different posters. Orders are tak- / en by the publisher. The cost per series is 5 US Dollars plus packaging and / postal charges (via sea route).

Cite this object as

Poster, NR.4-Typographic Process, Typo-Zeichen [Typographic Signs], from the School of Design, Basel, 1974; offset lithograph on newsprint; H x W x D: 87.9 × 61.9 cm (34 5/8 × 24 3/8 in.); Gift of Ken Friedman; 1997-19-140

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition How Posters Work.

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