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Poster, A Few Basic Typefaces, 1991

This is a Poster. It was designed by Massimo Vignelli. It is dated 1991 and we acquired it in 2009. Its medium is off-set lithograph on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Massimo Vignelli and Lella Vignelli. It is credited Gift of Lella and Massimo Vignelli.

Its dimensions are

Sheet: 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in white ink, lower right: The Masters Series is supported in part by a grant from the Architecture, Planning and Design program of the New York State / Council on the Arts. ©1991 by the Visual Arts Press, LTD.

Cite this object as

Poster, A Few Basic Typefaces, 1991; Designed by Massimo Vignelli (Italian, active USA, 1931–2014); USA; off-set lithograph on white wove paper; Sheet: 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22 in.); Gift of Lella and Massimo Vignelli; 2009-42-16

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