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Banknote

  • Date:

    1923 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bayer, Herbert, born 1900 - died 1985 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    printer's ink, paoer, colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Acquired from Eckhardt Neumann in 1969

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.388-1969

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 68, box G

Physical description

Banknote, colour lithographic print on paper

Date

1923 (made)

Artist/maker

Bayer, Herbert, born 1900 - died 1985 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

printer's ink, paoer, colour lithograph

Dimensions

Height: 7 cm, Width: 14 cm

Descriptive line

Emergency banknote for the Thüringische Staatsbank, 1923. Designed by Herbert Bayer.
1,000,000 Mark note printed in brown.

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

Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1969

Labels and date

These are emergency banknotes for the Thüringische Staatsbank, designed to allow space for the rapidly inflating mark to be inserted as the figure increased. Compared with the other banknotes Bayer's stood out for their use of 'Venus Grotesk', a sans-serif typeface, and geometric decoration. [circa 2000-2019]

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Colour lithography

Categories

Currency; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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