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Poster - I WE IT

I WE IT

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed and published)

  • Date:

    2004 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Titchner, Mark, born 1973 (artist)
    Platform for Art (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Platform for Art. Copyright: Mark Titchner / London Underground Limited

  • Museum number:

    E.155-2005

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514, case Topic, shelf 9, box A

Platform for Art is an enterprising scheme to install art works at various sites on the London Underground network. Most of these art works take the form of billboards or posters. It began with the redundant District Line platform at Gloucester Road station, which has hosted a series of billboards.

Mark Titchner's work takes the form of billboard-sized prints with ambiguous demands announced in elaborate lettering on an ornamented ground. They draw on the imagery of baroque religious art as well as psychedelic posters, and also contain visual references to trade union banners, book illustrations and the designs of William Morris. The texts work like commandments crossed with advertising slogans, and relate to the artist's interests in systems of belief, ideologies, and corporate identities.

This is a circuit poster, used at locations across the tube network to advertise the Platform for Art projects to travellers.

Physical description

Poster

Place of Origin

London (printed and published)

Date

2004 (printed and published)

Artist/maker

Titchner, Mark, born 1973 (artist)
Platform for Art (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph

Dimensions

Height: 101.6 cm, Width: 63.4 cm

Descriptive line

Mark Titchner: poster issued by Platform for Art, 2004

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Words

Categories

Advertising; Prints; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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