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Keep an eye on valuables. . . don't leave them around

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London College of Communications (probably, printed)

  • Date:

    ca.1975 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Eckersley, Tom OBE, born 1914 - died 1997 (artist)
    London College of Printing (printers)

  • 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.199-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR5

Physical description

Screen printed public information poster 'Keep an eye on valuables . . . don't leave them around'. The poster is divided roughly in half, the left side is white. The right-hand side, which is blue, is reminiscent of the silhouette of a head and neck. About one quarter of the way down the poster on the blue area is a black circle. Next to this extending into the white area are two overlapping blue circles, and next to this in the white area is a pale blue semicircle. The image appears to represent a head with one of the eyes, but is highly stylised and abstracted. In the lower right corner (in the area that represents the neck), in a white sans-serif typeface are the words 'keep an eye / on valuables', and below this in black type, 'don't leave / them around. . .’ The poster is signed lower left in black ink.

Place of Origin

London College of Communications (probably, printed)

Date

ca.1975 (printed)

Artist/maker

Eckersley, Tom OBE, born 1914 - died 1997 (artist)
London College of Printing (printers)

Materials and Techniques

Screenprint

Marks and inscriptions

''keep an eye / on valuables'
In the lower right corner (in the blue area), in a white sans-serif typeface

''don't leave / them around. . .'
In the lower right corner (in the blue area), directly below 'keep an eye on valuables', in black type

'TOM ECKERSLEY'
The poster is signed lower left in green ink

Dimensions

Height: 74.3 cm, Width: 46.2 cm

Descriptive line

Screen printed public information poster 'Keep an eye on valuables . . . don't leave them around', designed by Tom Eckersley, United Kingdom, ca. 1975

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Screen print

Subjects depicted

Sight; Safety; Health and safety; Silhouettes; Eyes; Health; Heads

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Health; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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