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Poster - Eye for Industry

Eye for Industry

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1986 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Birdsall, Derek, born 1934 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour screenprint on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 62, box D

Physical description

Poster advertising an exhibition of work by Royal Designers for Industry held at the Victoria & Albert Museum, 26 November 1986 - 1 February 1987. The poster, printed predominantly in black, depicts a stylised eye with a blue iris beside a red oblong. The red oblong is representative of the letter 'I' in 'eye for Industry'.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed)


1986 (designed)


Birdsall, Derek, born 1934 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour screenprint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Designed by Derek Birdsall. RDI'


Height: 75.9 cm, Width: 50.6 cm

Descriptive line

Poster by Derek Birdsall, advertising and exhibition held at the V&A entitled 'Eye for Industry', colour screenprint, Great Britain, 1987

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1991


Paper; Printing ink



Subjects depicted



Posters; Prints; Advertising; History of the V&A


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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