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Man needs rain forests too

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    England (published)

  • Date:

    1982 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Eckersley, Tom OBE, born 1914 - died 1997 (artist)
    WWF (World Wildlife Fund) (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screenprint

  • 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.194-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2E, shelf DR77

Physical description

"Man needs rain forests too", screen printed poster depicting a stylised monkey, with orange hair and a blue face and hands, against a black background. The monkey's upper body fills much of the poster; one arm reached into some foliage, represented by 7 green leaf shapes, at the top of the image, and disappears off the picture plane, while his other hand points to the slogan which begins in the bottom third of the poster.

In white sans-serif letters is the text; 'Man needs rain forests too', and then in slightly smaller print, 'The tropical rain forests are home to half of all the / plant animal and insect species on earth, and are / watersheds that prevent erosion drought and flooding. / Help the WWF save them from destruction. ' Below this in a smaller font, 'WWF' and then the symbol of the fund, a panda, 'WORLD WILDLIFE FUND Panda House 11-13 Ockford Road Godalming /Surrey'.

Place of Origin

England (published)

Date

1982 (published)

Artist/maker

Eckersley, Tom OBE, born 1914 - died 1997 (artist)
WWF (World Wildlife Fund) (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Screenprint

Marks and inscriptions

'Man needs rain forests too', and then in slightly smaller print, 'The tropical rain forests are home to half of all the / plant animal and insect species on earth, and are / watersheds that prevent erosion drought and flooding. / Help the WWF save them from destruction. '
White sans-serif letters is the text, lower portion of the poster, below the image

'WWF' then the symbol of the fund, a panda, 'WORLD WILDLIFE FUND Panda House 11-13 Ockford Road Godalming Surrey'
White sans-serif text, small font, at bottom of the poster

Dimensions

Height: 90.9 cm, Width: 58.5 cm

Descriptive line

"Man needs rain forests too" poster depicting a monkey in a treetop, screenprint, by Tom Eckersley for the World Wildlife Fund, England, 1982

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Screen print

Subjects depicted

Environmental impact; Natural resources; Monkeys (animals); Panda (animal); Charity; Leaves

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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