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print - Human Figures, Boeing Computer Graphics
  • Human Figures, Boeing Computer Graphics
    Fetter, William
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Human Figures, Boeing Computer Graphics

  • Object:

    print

  • Place of origin:

    america (made)

  • Date:

    1968 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fetter, William (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    printer's ink, paper, screenprint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Computer Arts Society, supported by System Simulation Ltd, London

  • Museum number:

    E.2712-2016

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2E, shelf DR54, box Digital Art

This is one of a set of seven prints by different artists, published by Motif Editions in connection with Cybernetic Serendipity, a major exhibition held at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts in 1968. The portfolio includes two works by the Computer Technique Group, plus single works by Charles Csuri and James Shaffer, William Fetter, Maughan S. Mason, Donald K. Robbins, and Kerry Strand.

Fetter worked for the Boeing aircraft company, where he produced some of the first computer-aided drawings of the human figure. His ergonomic studies, such as this one, contributed to the design of the Boeing aeroplane cockpit. Fetter was one of the first people to use the term "computer graphics" and his wire-frame image of the pilot became known as "Boeing Man".

Physical description

ergonomic study of the movements of a computer-generated human figure

Place of Origin

america (made)

Date

1968 (made)

Artist/maker

Fetter, William (artist)

Materials and Techniques

printer's ink, paper, screenprint

Dimensions

Height: 49.6 cm, Length: 73.5 cm

Descriptive line

Human Figures, Boeing Computer Graphics, screenprint by William Fetter, 1968

Labels and date

Fetter worked for the Boeing aircraft company, where he produced some of the first computer-aided drawings of the human figure. His ergonomic studies, such as this one, contributed to the design of the Boeing 747's cockpit. This print was published in connection with Cybernetic Serendipity, a ground-breaking exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in 1968. []

Production Note

Published by Motif Editions

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Screenprint

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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