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1971

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1981

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Poster, Summer Picnic, 1971

This is a Poster. It was made for (as the client) Herman Miller Furniture Company. It is dated 1971 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is screenprint, gloss ink on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This poster celebrates a summer party organized by the furniture manufacturer Herman Miller. The enlarged detail of a watermelon slice becomes a flat graphic element, rendered in the spirit of pop.

It is credited Gift of Various Donors.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 100.5 × 63.7 cm (39 9/16 × 25 1/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, Summer Picnic, 1971; Client: Herman Miller Furniture Company (United States); USA; screenprint, gloss ink on paper; H x W: 100.5 × 63.7 cm (39 9/16 × 25 1/16 in.); Gift of Various Donors; 1981-29-172

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition How Posters Work.

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