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Poster, Sustainability, 2007

This is a Poster. It was manufactured by Stora Enso. It is dated 2007 and we acquired it in 2008. Its medium is offset lithograph on white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This poster, designed by Marian Bantjes, is the first in a series of 12 posters promoting sustainability. The series, commissioned and art directed by William Drenttel and Jessica Helfand of Winterhouse Publications, features the concept of sustainability as interpreted by graphic design. Produced in collaboration with international paper manufacturing firm Stora Enso, the posters are presented in two formats: as a folded brochure advertising Stora Enso’s commitment to reforestation projects while manufacturing a superior paper product, and as a standalone horizontal poster.
Bantjes is a major figure in contemporary graphic design, whose work is included in the museum’s collection. In this poster, she has coupled her signature calligraphic style with a kaleidoscopic patterned background that combines organic and inorganic forms. Bantjes’s personal interest in portraiture led her to mine the archives of the Library of Congress for images of Americans of past generations. These minute portraits reference not just the past upon which we build, but also speak to the need for a sustained effort to conserve resources for generations to come.

It is credited Gift of William Drenttel and Jessica Helfand.

Its dimensions are

28.1 × 86.7 cm (11 1/16 × 34 1/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, Sustainability, 2007; Manufactured by Stora Enso ; Canada; offset lithograph on white paper; 28.1 × 86.7 cm (11 1/16 × 34 1/8 in.); Gift of William Drenttel and Jessica Helfand; 2008-7-1

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