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Poster - Don't Eat Grapes

Don't Eat Grapes

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1969 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Glaser, Milton, born 1929 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.91-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR3

Milton Glaser designed this poster to coincide with the May 10 1969 International Grape Boycott. Beneath the image of a bunch of grapes, doubling as a deathly skull, is a quote by Cesar Chavez, respected Chicano civil rights leader and labour activist. Chavez was also the head of the United Farm Workers, which he founded in 1962 as the National Farm Workers Association, lobbying for employment rights and living standards for farm workers. The successful and high-profile boycott of California table grapes demanded that growers stop using toxic chemicals which harmed farm workers. It was started in Delano, California in 1965.

Physical description

Bunch of grapes doubling as a deathly skull

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1969 (made)

Artist/maker

Glaser, Milton, born 1929 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Milton Glaser

Dimensions

Height: 92.7 cm, Width: 59.6 cm

Descriptive line

Don't Eat Grapes - poster by Milton Glaser

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Death; Boycott; Protest; Grapes

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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