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1986

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Poster, AIGA Boston presents Miscellaneous Thoughts on Typography, 1986

This is a Poster. It was designed by Wolfgang Weingart. It is dated 1986 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

58.4 x 41.6 cm (23 x 16 3/8 in. )

It is signed

Imprinted in black top right along right edge: With thanks for their contributions: Printing: Arlington Lithography; Type: M.J. Walsh; Design: Christopher Pullman and Mary Salvadore, WGBH Design

It is inscribed

Inscribed in black top left Wolfgang [arrow] Weingart / Postfach 2235 / CH 4001 Basel / Switzerland (this last underlained) Below left in black: Basel,/ January 5, 1986 At right in black To: AIGA / Boston / Box 9055 / Boston/MA 02114 / USA Imprinted upper left: AIGA/ Boston presents/ Miscellaneous Thoughts on Typography, / an informal demonstration / lecture / by Wolfgang Weingart / Monday, April 7 at 7:30 pm - (followed by ticket information) The text of the letter is as follows: Dear AIGA,/ What do you think about the lecture title at AIGA Miscel- / laneous Thoughts on Typography. Because it will have / different aspects and thoughts, like: Why we made typography / in my typography classes at the end of the 60ies so and / not so like many others. Why we see typography not like Ruder, / why we came automatically to the transparency of filmmaterials, and / how we work with this material. What are my teaching / principles. How I make a poster (will show on an example with overheadprojector). What can be the future of typography. / What we are doing now on the Computer (Mac). For what can be / this Computer needful. Why we keep our lead-typeshop / for ever. Why we have so many American students or from other / countries. Is our teaching method the wright [sic] method for / the practice. What is the difference of our school-philosophy / from other schools........ and so on... But we have annyway [sic] only a little bit more than 60 minutes and than [sic] gets mostly / annyway [sic] boring. Do you plan a discussion? / I send you a list what I need for the presentation and in- / formation about myself. If you need more information please let / me know. / With many greetings, / always-[signature] Verso: in black, upper left quadrant, return address for AIGA and Non Profit Postage Permit

Cite this object as

Poster, AIGA Boston presents Miscellaneous Thoughts on Typography, 1986; Designed by Wolfgang Weingart (Swiss, b. 1941); offset lithograph on white wove paper; 58.4 x 41.6 cm (23 x 16 3/8 in. ); Gift of Ken Friedman; 1997-19-223

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