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What is this?

Transparent poster, untrimmed, printed in white, gold and black. Typography is elaborated with scrolls and flourishes.

Why is this in our collection?

This is an untrimmed printer’s proof of a Marian Bantjes poster. It shows registration marks around the edges and a slight variation in color is evident when compared to the published poster. As a document, this proof serves to explain the production process and its acquisition would aid in the understanding of contemporary offset printing. It would also serve as an important companion piece to the finished poster donated by Marion Bantjes.

This is a poster. It is dated 2007 and we acquired it in 2007. Gift of Ellen Lupton.

Its medium is

off-set lithography on mylar (untrimmed)

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 88.6 x 58.1 cm (34 7/8 x 22 7/8 in.)Needs Custom Metal Frame

This object was made for (as the client) American Institute of Graphic Arts and created by Marian Bantjes

This object was donated by Ellen Lupton

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18708383/ |title=Poster, "Design Matters Live: Life, Love and the Pursuit of Design (AIGA San Francisco)", 2007 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=21 December 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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