This object is currently on display in room 105 as part of Collection Selects: Wyss Institute. There is one other image of this object. See our image rights statement.

 

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1955

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2013

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Poster, Hydrodynamics, L'Atome au Service de la Paix (Atoms for Peace)

This is a Poster. It was designed by Erik Nitsche and printed by Lithos R. Marsens and made for (as the client) General Dynamics Corporation. We acquired it in 2013. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper mounted on canvas. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

As a consultant for General Dynamics, a company
that produced cutting-edge and classified
defense technology for the United States, Erik
Nitsche was asked to develop a public-facing
graphic identity for the company that expressed
peace and prosperity. He created 6 designs
representing different fields of the company’s
scientific and technological research. One of
General Dynamics’ most famous projects and the
subject of this poster was the manufacture of
the first atomic submarine, the Nautilus, which
Nitsche captures with a crisp, modernist aesthetic
combined with scientific imagery.

This object was donated by Daryl Otte and Arthur Cohen.

Cite this object as

Poster, Hydrodynamics, L'Atome au Service de la Paix (Atoms for Peace); Designed by Erik Nitsche (Swiss, 1908–1998); Switzerland; offset lithograph on paper mounted on canvas; 2013-42-9

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Collection Selects: Wyss Institute.

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