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Poster to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre, designed by David Carson

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    2013 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Carson, David, born 1955 (designers)
    National Theatre (printed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silkscreen printing

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the National Theatre

  • Museum number:

    Poster

  • Gallery location:

    Theatre & Performance, Room 106, case WE, shelf EXP

Graphic designer David Carson was one of five artists commissioned to design a poster to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre. Carson is known for his innovative style and has been described as the ‘godfather of grunge typography’. Here words, textures and background are fused together in a chaotic form.

Physical description

Multicoloured shapes which form the letters of the word 'National' in the artist's distinctive style, with, in background, a row of figures in black silhouette.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

2013 (made)

Artist/maker

Carson, David, born 1955 (designers)
National Theatre (printed for)

Materials and Techniques

Silkscreen printing

Dimensions

Height: 88 cm, Width: 62 cm

Descriptive line

Poster to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre, designed by David Carson

Labels and date

Graphic designer David Carson was one of five artists commissioned to design a poster to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre. Carson is known for his innovative style and has been described as the ‘godfather of grunge typography’. Here words, textures and background are fused together in a chaotic form.

[16/08/2016]

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Screen printing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre; Posters; Advertising; Commemoration

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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