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Poster, U.S. Out of the Middle East, ca. 1980

This is a Poster. It was printed by Inkworks Press. It is dated ca. 1980 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Almost all living and nonliving things emit infrared radiation, or heat. While these long wavelengths fall beyond the visible spectrum, thermal imaging uses temperature to form a picture of objects, even in total darkness. In this activist poster, the bodies of soldiers radiate heat visible in red, orange, yellow, and green tones.

This object was catalogued by Megan L. Smith. It is credited Gift of Steven Heller and Karrie Jacobs.

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Its dimensions are

56.9 × 44.3 cm (22 3/8 × 17 7/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in purple ink: From the people who brought you the war in Vietnam, the contras in Nicaragua, death squads in El Salvador, the occupied West Bank and Gaza, the invasions of Panama and Grenada, the invasion of Lebanon, the bombing of Libya...; in white ink, lower center: Produced by: Prairie Fire Organizing Committee.../ Additional copies available from Liberation Graphics...

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Poster, U.S. Out of the Middle East, ca. 1980; Printed by Inkworks Press ; USA; lithograph on paper; 56.9 × 44.3 cm (22 3/8 × 17 7/16 in.); Gift of Steven Heller and Karrie Jacobs; 1993-53-40

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