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The American Art Book

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (designed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1999 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fletcher, Alan, born 1931 - died 2006 (designer)
    Phaidon Press Ltd. (made for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Alan Fletcher

  • Museum number:

    E.391-2003

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3H, shelf 4

Physical description

Poster, featuring the words 'The Art Book', laid out in three rows, the letters cut out from plain coloured blue and red papers, with the word American written between.

Place of Origin

London (designed)

Date

ca. 1999 (made)

Artist/maker

Fletcher, Alan, born 1931 - died 2006 (designer)
Phaidon Press Ltd. (made for)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph on paper

Marks and inscriptions

THE American ART BOOK

PHAIDON
Lower left

Dimensions

Height: 67.2 cm, Width: 59.2 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.

Historical context note

For more on Alan Fletcher's work see Myerson, Jeremy. Beware wet paint: designs by Alan Fletcher. London: Phaidon Press Ltd., 1996.

Descriptive line

Poster, 'The American Art Book', designed by Alan Fletcher; British, ca. 1999.

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Subjects depicted

Lettering

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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