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A £5 note could have broken her fall

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)
    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    1986 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dicketts, Simon (designer)
    Fleming, Fergus (designer)
    Saatchi & Saatchi Compton Ltd. (advertising agency)
    Samaritans (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Saatchi & Saatchi Compton Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    E.23-1986

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 60, box IV

Physical description

Offset lithograph poster showing a photograph of an apparently dead woman lying on a pavement by the brick wall of a house, with the text of the design lettered in white at the top of the poster.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)
Great Britain (issued)

Date

1986 (issued)

Artist/maker

Dicketts, Simon (designer)
Fleming, Fergus (designer)
Saatchi & Saatchi Compton Ltd. (advertising agency)
Samaritans (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph

Dimensions

Height: 49.6 cm, Width: 32.9 cm

Object history note

This is a printer's proof of a small poster issued by the charitable organisation The Samaritans.

Descriptive line

'A £5 note could have broken her fall'. Printer's proof of a small offset lithograph poster issued by the charitable organisation The Samaritans. Designed by Simon Dicketts and Fergus Fleming of Saatchi & Saatchi Compton Ltd., Great Britain, 1986.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1

Production Note

Attribution note: printers proof

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Charity; Suicide; Death; Woman; Mental health

Categories

Printed pages & sheets; Advertising; Prints; Posters

Production Type

Proof

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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