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Poster, The Big A

This is a Poster. It was designed by Paula Scher. It is dated 1991 and we acquired it in 1998. Its medium is screenprint on newsprint. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Pentagram. It is credited Gift of Pentagram.

Its dimensions are

132.1 x 91.4 cm (52 x 36 in.)

It is inscribed

Imprinted in black ink, lower right: Ambassador Arts. Maximum Impact. Minimum price.; upper left: First in a series of depression priced posters Design: Paula Scher; upper right corner: For quality silkscreen printing - posters, packing comps, point-of-sale displays, bus shelter advertising, contest scratch off, presentations...and much more contact Ambassador Arts, Inc., 122 west 27th Street NYC. 10001 212 - 243 4290 8:00 am 12:00 midnight fax: 212-243-0407

Cite this object as

Poster, The Big A; Designed by Paula Scher (American, b. 1948); USA; screenprint on newsprint; 132.1 x 91.4 cm (52 x 36 in.); Gift of Pentagram; 1998-42-1

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