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Poster - Silk Cut

Silk Cut

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (designed and printed)

  • Date:

    ca.1984 (designed and printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Arden, Paul, born 1940 - died 2008 (creative director)
    Ford, Graham, born 1950 (photographer)
    Saatchi & Saatchi (designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the Julie and Robert Breckman Print Fund

  • Museum number:

    E.940-2002

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2E, shelf DR77

Physical description

Poster advertising Silk Cut cigarettes. The poster is composed of an images of sheet of white silk with a slash in it revealing purple fabric behind. The name of the brand does not appear. The only clue as to the product is the government health warning against smoking and the use of white and purple which were the signature colours of the Silk Cut brand.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (designed and printed)

Date

ca.1984 (designed and printed)

Artist/maker

Arden, Paul, born 1940 - died 2008 (creative director)
Ford, Graham, born 1950 (photographer)
Saatchi & Saatchi (designers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Low Tar as defined by H.M. Government Danger: Government Health Warning: Cigarettes can seriously damage your health
Text printed across bottom of poster

Dimensions

Height: 37.5 cm, Width: 74.7 cm

Descriptive line

Poster for Silk Cut low tar cigarettes by Saatchi & Saatchi. Great Britain, ca. 1984.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Offset

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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