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Poster, NR.5-Typographic Process, Typographis als < Malerei> [Typography as <Painting>], from the School of Design, Basel, 1974

This is a Poster. It is dated 1974 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is offset lithograph on newsprint. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Ken Friedman. It is credited Gift of Ken Friedman.

Its dimensions are

87.8 x 61.6 cm (34 9/16 x 24 1/4 in. )

It is signed

Imprinted lower left along edge: Design W.Weingart

It is inscribed

Imprinted in black upper left: Thematik: Typographie als <Malerei> /Theme: Typography as < Painting> 1) Philip Burton: Auszug aus dem Buch <TEE EINE Typographsche Reise/ Designed in 1971.74 Selection from the book <TEE A Typographic Journey> Imprinted in black center right in German and English: These designs are representative of a twenty-page book which describes the train ride between Basel and Milan / on the Trans European Express. A variety of type and typographic material was employed to interpret the transformation of cllimate / landscape and spirit which one sees when crossing the Alps. All material was either hand composed or cut in linoleum / and printed on a letterpress proof press. An edition of 52 books, with a format of 300m x 300m, was printed in fourteen colors. Also in black upper right: Leher/Instructor: W. Weingart / The <Typographic Process> poster series is a published documentation of re-/ sults from the Typographic Class for Graphic Designers and Typographers at / the Kunstgewerbenschule Basle (School fro Design). Various series appear at ran- / dom intervals, each consisting of at least five different posters. Orders are tak- / en by the publisher. The cost per series is 5 US Dollars plus packaging and / postal charges (via sea route).

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Poster, NR.5-Typographic Process, Typographis als < Malerei> [Typography as <Painting>], from the School of Design, Basel, 1974; Switzerland; offset lithograph on newsprint; 87.8 x 61.6 cm (34 9/16 x 24 1/4 in. ); Gift of Ken Friedman; 1997-19-141

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