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1980

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1984

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Poster, Chrome Cube, ca. 1981

This is a Poster. It is dated ca. 1981 and we acquired it in 1985. Its medium is computer ink plotter print on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

In this demonstration of the capabilities of Color—an early color management software—the rigid geometry of the cube contrasts with the soft depth of the cloudy sky. At a distance, the dot patterns of the sky mix optically to create subtle color changes; a closer look allows the viewer to see the varied dot patterns that create the richly textured image.

This object was catalogued by Julia Pastor. It is credited Gift of Holger Backstrom and Bo Ljundberg.

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Its dimensions are

76.8 × 62.4 cm (30 1/4 × 24 9/16 in.)

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Poster, Chrome Cube, ca. 1981; USA; computer ink plotter print on paper; 76.8 × 62.4 cm (30 1/4 × 24 9/16 in.); Gift of Holger Backstrom and Bo Ljundberg; 1985-9-1

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