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Poster, TypeCon

This is a Poster. It was designed by Marian Bantjes and printed by Design Commission, Seattle. It is dated 2007 and we acquired it in 2013. Its medium is screenprint on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This poster, produced to advertise the annual conference of the Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA), was printed in two versions. A small format letterpress piece was mailed out to announce the 2007 Seattle meeting of SOTA; a larger screenprinted version was sold individually. In this design, Marian Bantjes plays with the contour of the three-dimensional letters to achieve a decorative, calligraphic effect.

This object was donated by Marian Bantjes. It is credited Gift of Marian Bantjes.

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Poster, Public
  • digital offset lithograph on paper.
  • Gift of Paula Scher.
  • 2013-25-10

Its dimensions are

79 x 51 cm (31 1/8 x 20 1/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, TypeCon; Designed by Marian Bantjes (Canadian, b. 1963); Printed by Design Commission, Seattle; Canada; screenprint on paper; 79 x 51 cm (31 1/8 x 20 1/16 in.); Gift of Marian Bantjes; 2013-23-2

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

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