Poster, Schützt das Kind! (Protect the Child!), 1953
This is a Poster. It was designed by Josef Müller-Brockmann and photographed by Ernst A. Heiniger and printed by Lithographie & Cartonnage A.G.. It is dated 1953 and we acquired it in 1999. Its medium is offset lithograph on wove paper, lined. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
The careening car in Müller-Brockmann’s 1953 poster, Schützt das Kind! (Protect the Child!), is too big to fit within the frame of the poster. It rushes toward the fleeing pedestrian, its enormous size creating a palpable sense of speed and danger.
It is credited
Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.
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Its dimensions are
127.5 × 90.5 cm (50 3/16 × 35 5/8 in.)
It is inscribed
Printed in black ink, vertically, lower right: Heiniger / Müller Brockmann Druck: Lithographie & Cartonnage A.G., Zürich
Cite this object as
Poster, Schützt das Kind! (Protect the Child!), 1953; Designed by Josef Müller-Brockmann (Swiss, 1914–1996); Germany; offset lithograph on wove paper, lined; 127.5 × 90.5 cm (50 3/16 × 35 5/8 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 1999-46-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition How Posters Work.