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1991

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2009

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Poster, A Few Basic Typefaces

This is a Poster. It was designed by Massimo Vignelli. It is dated 1991 and we acquired it in 2009. Its medium is off-set lithograph on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Massimo Vignelli and Lella Vignelli. It is credited Gift of Lella and Massimo Vignelli.

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Its dimensions are

Sheet: 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in white ink, lower right: The Masters Series is supported in part by a grant from the Architecture, Planning and Design program of the New York State / Council on the Arts. ©1991 by the Visual Arts Press, LTD.

Cite this object as

Poster, A Few Basic Typefaces; Designed by Massimo Vignelli (Italian, active USA, 1931–2014); USA; off-set lithograph on white wove paper; Sheet: 40.6 x 55.9 cm (16 x 22 in.); Gift of Lella and Massimo Vignelli; 2009-42-16

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