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Poster, Grammo-Grafik [Record Graphics], 1957

This is a Poster. It is dated 1957 and we acquired it in 2009. Its medium is lithograph on wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Swiss designers in the 1950s and 1960s used gridded layouts, sans-serif typefaces, and stark images. Italian designer Bruno Munari may have had this famous poster in mind when he mentioned "phonograph records" in his essay "Posters with a Central Image" (1966).

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Posters with a Central Image.

This object was donated by Marc Benda. It is credited Gift of Sara and Marc Benda.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

100.2 × 70.3 cm (39 7/16 × 27 11/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, Grammo-Grafik [Record Graphics], 1957; Switzerland; lithograph on wove paper; 100.2 × 70.3 cm (39 7/16 × 27 11/16 in.); Gift of Sara and Marc Benda; 2009-12-19

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition How Posters Work.

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