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What is this?

Poster for a film exhibition at the Zurich Museum of Arts and Crafts. On a black ground, in lower third of poster, the words in gray Akzidenz Grotesk typeface, "der" and in white Akzidenz Grotesk, "Film." The "F" overlaps the "er." The secondary texts in red, indicating the place, at top edge, lining up with the "F;" and the dates, hours, days at bottom edge, also lining up with the "F." This poster, like all of the designer's graphic design is constructed according to a grid system (see "notes" for more).

This is a poster. It is dated 1959–60 and we acquired it in 1999. Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

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Its medium is

offset lithograph on paper

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 128 × 90.6 cm (50 3/8 × 35 11/16 in.)

This object was made for (as the client) Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich and created by Josef Müller-Brockmann

This object was purchased from Barbara Leibowits Graphics Ltd.

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Poster, der Film [Film], 1959–60 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=27 March 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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