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Help LEPRA fight Leprosy

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1980s (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Eckersley, Tom OBE, born 1914 - died 1997 (designer)
    LEPRA Health in Action

  • 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.201-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR7

Physical description

Screenprinted poster promoting the charity LEPRA. The poster depicts the black silhouette of a child's face, seen in profile. The crown of the head is displaced, and the space forms a map of the world, with the northern hemisphere coloured white, and the southern hemisphere (except for most of Australia) coloured red. The image is set against a white background, and above is the message, 'help LEPRA fight Leprosy: 20 million people suffer today'. To the right of the image, in the lower section of the poster is the charity's address, 'LEPRA, British Leprosy Relief Association, 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1P A1'. All lettering is printed in black ink, except for the word 'Leprosy', in the main heading, which is printed in red.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (printed)

Date

ca. 1980s (printed)

Artist/maker

Eckersley, Tom OBE, born 1914 - died 1997 (designer)
LEPRA Health in Action

Materials and Techniques

Screenprint

Marks and inscriptions

'help LEPRA fight Leprosy / 20 MILLION PEOPLE SUFFER TODAY'
At the top of the poster, printed in black letters, except for the word 'Leprosy', which is red

'LEPRA / British Leprosy / Relief Association / 50 Fitzroy Street / London W1P A1'
Charity's address, to the right of the image, in the lower right corner of the poster, black typeface

'ECKERSLEY'
The poster is signed lower left, printed in black ink

Dimensions

Height: 76 cm, Width: 51 cm

Descriptive line

Screenprinted poster promoting the Leprosy charity LEPRA, designed by Tom Eckersley, United Kingdom, probably 1980s

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Screen print

Subjects depicted

Continents; Heads; Charity; Children; Maps; Profiles; Disease

Categories

Prints; Health; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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