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Poster - John Donne English Poet (1571-1631)
  • John Donne English Poet (1571-1631)
    Fletcher, Alan, born 1931 - died 2006
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John Donne English Poet (1571-1631)

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1985 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fletcher, Alan, born 1931 - died 2006 (designer)
    Pentagram Design Ltd (designer)
    G&B Arts Ltd (printer)
    IBM (made for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screenprint on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Alan Fletcher

  • Museum number:

    E.409-2003

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 61, box D

Physical description

Poster featuring green rectangle, the top left corner of which has been separated as though torn off and quotation in the separate corner; "No man is an island entire of itself, every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main." Made for IBM Charitable Contributions Campaign.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1985 (made)

Artist/maker

Fletcher, Alan, born 1931 - died 2006 (designer)
Pentagram Design Ltd (designer)
G&B Arts Ltd (printer)
IBM (made for)

Materials and Techniques

Screenprint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

JOHN DONNE ENGLISH POET (1571-1631)
In black bottom left corner

A PENTAGRAM POSTER. DESIGN ALAN FLETCHER. PRINT G+B ARTS LONDON.
In black top right corner, vertically

"No man is an island / entire of itself, / every man is a piece / of the continent, / a part of the main."
In white against green, top left corner

Dimensions

Height: 84.5 cm, Width: 59 cm

Object history note

Part of a gift from Alan Fletcher of his archive to represent his design output from the 1970s to the present day.

Descriptive line

Poster (John Donne), designed by Alan Fletcher, Pentagram, printed by G+B Arts; British, ca. 1981-1996

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

Myerson, Jeremy. Beware wet paint: designs by Alan Fletcher. London: Phaidon Press Ltd., 1996.

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Screenprinting

Categories

Prints; Posters

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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