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Poster, Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition

This is a Poster. It was designed by Jon Forss and Kjell Ekhorn and from the office of Non-Format and made for Tokyo Type Directors Club. It is dated 2014 and we acquired it in 2017. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper.

This dual language poster for the Tokyo Type Directors Club highlights Non-Format’s affinity for constructing strange and visceral letterforms. The creamy, tranquil background contrasts with the dramatically textured, three-dimensional letterforms that dominate the foreground. The typography at the base of the poster employs a distinct vocabulary of thick-and-thin strokes.

This object was donated by Non-Format. It is credited Gift of Non-Format.

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Its dimensions are

100 × 70.7 cm (39 3/8 × 27 13/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition; Designed by Jon Forss, Kjell Ekhorn; Office of Non-Format; Made for Tokyo Type Directors Club; offset lithograph on paper; 100 × 70.7 cm (39 3/8 × 27 13/16 in.); Gift of Non-Format; 2017-54-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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