Poster, The Adding Machine, 1981
This is a Poster. It was designed by Art Chantry and made for (as the client) Bathhouse Theatre. It is dated 1981 and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is screenprint on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
Although Art Chantry’s graphic style draws from a diverse range of sources, Dadaist and Constructivist approaches to collaged imagery have been deeply influential. His poster announcing the opening of a play, The Adding Machine, exemplifies the Dadaist qualities of incongruity and overlapping images, yet maintains an ordered layout with type that is still legible. The designer uses elements from the play to create visual puns; technology replaces a milquetoast accountant in the play, for example, and Chantry’s suited figure is given a keyboard for a mouth.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Art Chantry.
Its dimensions are
45.1 x 30.5 cm (17 3/4 in. x 12 in.)
It is signed
Imprinted in black ink, lower right: ART CHANTRY
Cite this object as
Poster, The Adding Machine, 1981; Designed by Art Chantry (American, b. 1954); USA; screenprint on white wove paper; 45.1 x 30.5 cm (17 3/4 in. x 12 in.); Gift of Art Chantry; 1995-69-31