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Poster, 65 Bridges of New York, 1968

This is a Poster. It was made for (as the client) Container Corporation of America. It is dated 1968 and we acquired it in 2009. Its medium is photo-offset lithograph and screenprint on paper . It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

To heighten the dramatic effect of a poster promoting the bridges of New York City, Miho suffused a stock photograph of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in red. The closely-cropped image of the bridge is seen from below so that the suspension cables swing from one corner of the poster to the other.

It is credited Gift of Sara and Marc Benda.

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Its dimensions are

115 x 75.2 cm (45 1/4 x 29 5/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Imprinted in black, right margin: Design: Container Corporation of America, Tomoko Miho/ Distribution: Darlen House, Inc. NYC / c 1968 CCA Printed in USA

Cite this object as

Poster, 65 Bridges of New York, 1968; Client: Container Corporation of America (United States); USA; photo-offset lithograph and screenprint on paper ; 115 x 75.2 cm (45 1/4 x 29 5/8 in.); Gift of Sara and Marc Benda; 2009-20-50

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.

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