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Poster, Baby Bottle, 1994

This is a Poster. It was design team member: Steven Brower, John Gall, Leah Lococo, Susan Walsh, James Victoire and Morris Taub and the art director was Steven Brower and printed by Royal Offset and firm: Post No Bills. It is dated 1994 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This provocative print by creative agency Post No Bills details derogatory slang terms for a variety of minorities in America. The names are arranged alphabetically in a descending order in basic white type on a black background over the outline of the bottle, so that each name corresponds to a line of measure. The print is rough with a xeroxed quality to the image, suggesting low-quality production, or a vernacular form of graphic design.

This object was donated by Steven Brower. It is credited Gift of Steven Brower.

Its dimensions are

73.6 × 51 cm (29 in. × 20 1/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, Baby Bottle, 1994; Printed by Royal Offset ; USA; offset lithograph on paper; 73.6 × 51 cm (29 in. × 20 1/16 in.); Gift of Steven Brower; 1997-53-1

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