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1988

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1997

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Poster, Moon, ca. 1988

This is a Poster. It was designed by Dan Friedman. It is dated ca. 1988 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

A major contributor to the new pluralist, postmodern approach to American graphic design in the 1970s and 1980s, the work of Dan Friedman favors an eclectic creative process. Friedman juxtaposes the sizes and colors of two main elements of this untitled poster. A small semicircle, rendered in yellow, extends beyond the page and hovers above a massive black-and-white photograph of the moon against a blue background. The image is actually a composite of photographs taken at the first and third quarter phases using a 36-inchrefractor at an observatory located in California.

This object was donated by Ken Friedman. It is credited Gift of Ken Friedman.

Our curators have highlighted 9 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Object ID #18637287
  • offset lithograph on coated white wove paper.
  • Gift of Atelier Mourlot.
  • 1991-69-47

Its dimensions are

H x W: 63.5 × 48.3 cm (25 × 19 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in white, lower margin: No 1575 Published by Pomegranate, Box 980, Corte Madera, CA 94925 / photograph courtesy of the Lick Observatory OP. University of California. All Rights Reserved / image is a composite of photographs taken at first and third quarters by a 36-inche refractor / Printed in Singapore

Cite this object as

Poster, Moon, ca. 1988; Designed by Dan Friedman (American, 1945–1995); USA; offset lithograph on paper; H x W: 63.5 × 48.3 cm (25 × 19 in.); Gift of Ken Friedman; 1997-19-198

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