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Digital Content, Herbstzeitlose (Autumn Crocus)

This is a Digital content. It was designed by Götz Gramlich. It is dated 2014 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is digital animation. It is a part of the Digital department.

For his commemoration of the transition from summer to fall in his poster Herbstzeitlose (Autumn Crocus), Götz Gramlich created both a digital animation and a screenprinted poster around the same design concept. In the animation, the letters peel away one by one from the surface to which they have been affixed, revealing their black undersides. Tucked into these corners are bits of information about the event. In the screenprinted version, the static image features each letter partially turned down, with faint black dots forming shadows behind the full letterforms.

This object was donated by Götz Gramlich. It is credited Gift of Götz Gramlich.

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Cite this object as

Digital Content, Herbstzeitlose (Autumn Crocus); Designed by Götz Gramlich (German, b. 1974); digital animation; Gift of Götz Gramlich; 2015-26-2

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Making | Breaking: New Arrivals and How Posters Work.

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