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It's really good being a girl

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    West Midlands (made)

  • Date:

    1981 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Adams, Carola (designer)
    Thorn, Leah (designer)
    Turbie, Jonnie (designer)
    Peet, Graham (designer)
    Madeley Young Womens Writing and Designing Group (maker)
    UK Youth (Publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printing, paper, plastic laminate

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Greenwich Mural Workshop

  • Museum number:

    E.553-2013

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 84, box E

Physical description

Landscape poster, which is one of a series of nine in the Some Girls Poster Project. The poster features a red background, with a black and white photograph of 3 girls, the one in the centre with her arms around each of her friends necks. Above the photograph is the quotation 'It's really good being a girl' in yellow, with randomly placed words underneath such as 'hair' and 'chips,' illustrating the different reasons given throughout the project, as to why it is great to be a girl.

Place of Origin

West Midlands (made)

Date

1981 (published)

Artist/maker

Adams, Carola (designer)
Thorn, Leah (designer)
Turbie, Jonnie (designer)
Peet, Graham (designer)
Madeley Young Womens Writing and Designing Group (maker)
UK Youth (Publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Printing, paper, plastic laminate

Marks and inscriptions

It's really good being a girl

ideas, laughs, jobs, good, feelings, smells, gangs, looks, chips, music, understanding, hair, brains, sensational, efficient, food, hard
Words placed randomly on poster, showing different reasons given throughout the project about why it is great being a girl.

Images and statements chosen by Carola Adams and Leah Thorn from their work with girls. Further contributions from Madeley Young Womens Group designed with Graham Peet and Jonnie Turpie. Published by National Association of Youth Clubs.

Dimensions

Height: 58 cm, Width: 83.7 cm

Object history note

Poster was exhibited as part of the Greenwich mural Workshops exhibition 'Printing is easy...?'

Descriptive line

Poster, designed by Carola Adams, Leah Thorn, Graham Peet and Jonnie Turbie in collaboration with Madley Young Womens Writing and Designing Group, West Midlands, 1981.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

From the Greenwich Mural Workshop's 1986 exhibition 'Printing is Easy...?'

Materials

Plastic laminate; Paper

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Posters; Feminism; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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