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Calendar, August 1970, 1970

This is a Calendar. It is dated 1970. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

The exploded dot pattern of this calendar exposes the techniques of halftone printing, in which microscopic dots of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black vary in size and spacing to create subtle shifts in color and tone. Here enlarged, the dots allow the eye to see both the abstract pattern and the image of a fruit.

It is credited Gift of Unknown Donor.

  • Hanging, Mesa, 1982
  • linen.
  • This acquisition was made possible through the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.
  • 1985-23-1

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Its dimensions are

35.6 × 27.9 cm (14 × 11 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, lower right: THIRTY-SECOND OF A SERIES BY / S. D. SCOTT PRINTING COMPANY, INC. / DESIGNED BY RUSSELL & HINRICHS

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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