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Poster, der Film [Film], 1959–60

This is a Poster. It was created by Josef Müller-Brockmann. It is dated 1959–60 and we acquired it in 1999. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This poster is considered a masterpiece of modernist design. By overlapping the word “Film” with the article “der” [the], Josef Müller-Brockmann used typography to explore the principle of cinematic montage. The gray letters occupy a space behind (and a time before) the white text.

It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

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Its dimensions are

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

Cite this object as

Poster, der Film [Film], 1959–60; Josef Müller-Brockmann (Swiss, 1914–1996); offset lithograph on paper; H x W: 128 × 90.6 cm (50 3/8 × 35 11/16 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 1999-46-2

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