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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.

This object was donated by Sara Benda and Marc Benda. It is credited Gift of Sara and Marc Benda.

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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.

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