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1991

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1996

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Poster, Jungle Fever, 1991

This is a Poster. It was designed by Art Sims and written by Spike Lee and company: Universal Pictures and production directed by Spike Lee and produced by 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks and Spike Lee. It is dated 1991 and we acquired it in 1996. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Art Sims, graduated from Michigan State University in 1975. He began his graphic design career in New York City as Associate Designer for CBS Records and subsequently relocated to Los Angeles where he was hired as Director of Art/Design for Capitol Records. At Capitol, he designed record covers, corporate logos and identities, and advertising campaigns for consumer and trade ads. In 1980, Sims created his own design firm, 11:24 Design. His clients include Stevie Wonder Productions, Quincy Jones Productions, Eddie Murphy Productions, and MCA Records. Sims also has worked in the areas of film, television, and video.

This object was donated by Art Sims. It is credited Gift of Art Sims.

Its dimensions are

92.5 × 40.6 cm (36 3/8 × 16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in pen and black ink, lower left: Art Sims / 3/29/95

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, bottom: UNIVERSAL PICTURES PRESENTS A 40 ACRES AND A MULE FILMWORKS PRODUCTION A SPIKE LEE JOINT 'JUNGLE FEVER' WESLEY SNIPES • ANNABELLA SCIORRA • SPIKE LEE • OSSIE DAVIS • RUBY DEE / SAMUEL L. JACKSON • LONETTE MCKEE • JOHN TURTURO • FRANK VINCENT AND ANTHONY QUINN CASTING ROBI REED ORIGINAL SONGS STEVIE WONDER ORIGINAL SCORE TERENCE BLANCHARD EDITOR SAM POLLARD PRODUCTION DESIGN WYNN THOMAS / PHOTOGRAPHED BY ERNEST DICKERSON, A.S.C. LINE PRODUCER JON KILIK CO-PRODUCER MONTY ROSS PRODUCED, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY SPIKE LEE © 1991 UNIVERSAL CITY STUDIOS, INC. A UNIVERSAL RELEASE; bottom left corner: PRINTED IN USA; bottom right corner: NSS #910088; printed in black ink, inside a white rectangle, lower margin: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ALBUM BY STEVIE WONDER AVAILABLE ON MOTOWN CDS AND CASSETTES

Cite this object as

Poster, Jungle Fever, 1991; Designed by Art Sims (American, b. 1954); USA; offset lithograph on paper; 92.5 × 40.6 cm (36 3/8 × 16 in.); Gift of Art Sims; 1996-92-1

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