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Poster, AIGA Program Announcment: Meteors and Metaphors

This is a Poster. It was designed by Gretchen Frederick and made for (as the client) American Institute of Graphic Arts. It is dated 1990–91 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is offset lithograph on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

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

Its dimensions are

68.4 x 58.4 cm (26 15/16 x 23 in. )

It is signed

Verso, imprinted lower right: Design: Gretchen Frederick, Andres E. Tremois, Invisions, Ltd. / Photography: William H. Dempsey III; Karen Holtzberg / Copy Wiring: Leo Mullen, Invisions, Ltd / Printing: Peake Printing, Inc. / Typesetting: Composition Systems, Inc. , Trade Typeographers Inc. / Paper/Envelopes: Frank Parsons Paper Company, Inc.

It is inscribed

Recto, imprinted in yellow radiating lines, upper left: An / AIGA / Washington DC / program series / designed / to broaden / the context and / enlarge / the perspective / within which / innovation / can occur. / Turning our attention / outward / to discover / the familiar world / in new and / unfamiliar ways. In yellow lower right: AIGA Washington DC 1990-91 Fall/Winter Programs Imprinted on verso:Schedule of events for the Fall/Winter series [see Notes field]

Cite this object as

Poster, AIGA Program Announcment: Meteors and Metaphors; Designed by Gretchen Frederick; Client: American Institute of Graphic Arts; offset lithograph on white wove paper; 68.4 x 58.4 cm (26 15/16 x 23 in. ); Gift of Ken Friedman; 1997-19-208

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