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Poster, Mexico 68, 1967

This is a Poster. It is dated 1967 and we acquired it in 1987. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

The bold graphic identity of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics in this poster broadcasts a vision of a modern and thriving Mexico to a global audience. As the first Olympic Games to be televised live in color, the high contrast of the logo’s black and white vibrating lines with bright colors encouraged spectators around the world to enjoy the athleticism of the sporting contests as well as the visual dynamism of Mexico City’s graphics and stadiums.

This object was catalogued by Julie Pastor. It is credited Gift of Unknown Donor.

Its dimensions are

86.3 × 86.3 cm (34 × 34 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, Mexico 68, 1967; offset lithograph on paper; 86.3 × 86.3 cm (34 × 34 in.); Gift of Unknown Donor; 1987-24-20

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