Poster, Exodus, 1961
This is a poster. It was designed by Saul Bass and lithographer: National Screen Service Corporation. It is dated 1961 and we acquired it in 2010. Its medium is offset lithograph on wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
In his 1961 ad campaign for Otto Preminger’s film Exodus, Bass creates a poster-within-a-poster that is consumed from below by yellow flames. Bass applies similar imagery to the film’s title sequence, in which a yellow flame flickers along the bottom of a black screen, mingling with the stark white typography before engulfing the full frame.
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Its dimensions are
104.1 × 68.7 cm (41 in. × 27 1/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Poster, Exodus, 1961; Designed by Saul Bass (American, 1920–1996); USA; offset lithograph on wove paper; 104.1 × 68.7 cm (41 in. × 27 1/16 in.); Gift of Sara and Marc Benda; 2010-21-16
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition How Posters Work.