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Poster, Sustainability, 2007

This is a Poster. It is dated 2007 and we acquired it in 2008. Its medium is offset lithograph on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Utilizing red, black, and white in conjunction with the single, geometric form of a square, Christoph Niemann creates a complicated optical illusion in which depth appears variable. Only after careful examination do letters, initially hidden amongst the cubist grid in the background, emerge to spell “Sustainability.”

It is credited Gift of William Drenttel and Jessica Helfand.

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Its dimensions are

28.4 × 86.7 cm (11 3/16 × 34 1/8 in.)

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Poster, Sustainability, 2007; USA; offset lithograph on white wove paper; 28.4 × 86.7 cm (11 3/16 × 34 1/8 in.); Gift of William Drenttel and Jessica Helfand; 2008-7-3

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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