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Hands clear - not here! when stacking

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1950s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Games, Abram, born 1914 - died 1996 (artist)
    Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (issued by)
    Loxley Bros. Ltd. (printers)
    ROSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    E.890-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR27

Physical description

'Hands clear - not here! when stacking' safety poster depicting two black crates. One is attached to a hook, and is lifted to the centre of the image. This box is mainy black, but its top is green and its right side red. Two stylised hands, matching the colours of the sides that they grip the edges of the box and join at the wrist at right angles. The green hand bears the words 'Hands Clear', and the red hand 'Not Here!'. Below the main image, and to the left of the other crate, are the words 'when stacking'.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1950s (made)

Artist/maker

Games, Abram, born 1914 - died 1996 (artist)
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (issued by)
Loxley Bros. Ltd. (printers)
ROSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'HANDS CLEAR'
Incorporated into image, on green hand, white letters.

'NOT HERE!'
Incorporated into image, on red hand, white letters.

'when stacking'
To the lower left of the image, printed in red and green

'A. GAMES'
Artist's signature, red, upper left corner

'IND./A/6. Issued by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, Terminal House, 52 Grosvenor Gardens, London, S.W.1. Printed by LOXLEY BROS. LTD.'
Printing and publishers information, green typeface, lower edge of poster, and with Society's logo, a cog and a triangle in the lower left corner

Dimensions

Height: 76 cm, Width: 50.8 cm

Descriptive line

'Hands clear - not here! when stacking' safety poster, designed by Abram Games for RoSPA, Britain, 1950s

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Lithography

Subjects depicted

Work; Safety; Perspective; Hoisting machinery; Crates; Hands

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Health; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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