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Poster, Yamagiwa International Competition for Lighting Fixtures Exhibition, 1968

This is a Poster. It is dated 1968 and we acquired it in 2009. Its medium is photo-offset lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

A black light bulb is not an obvious solution for promoting a lighting expo. The thin band of colors around its edge makes this dark star seem to glow.

This object was donated by Marc Benda. It is credited Gift of Sara and Marc Benda.

  • Bulb Lamp, 1966
  • mold-blown glass, chrome-plated metal, incandescent bulb.
  • Gift of Ingo Maurer.
  • 2008-16-1-a,b

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Its dimensions are

Image: 102.9 × 72.5 cm (40 1/2 × 28 9/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, Yamagiwa International Competition for Lighting Fixtures Exhibition, 1968; photo-offset lithograph on paper; Image: 102.9 × 72.5 cm (40 1/2 × 28 9/16 in.); Gift of Sara and Marc Benda; 2009-20-17

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition How Posters Work.

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