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Take Me To Your Dealer

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Sheffield (made)

  • Date:

    1995 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Morton, Paul (artist)
    Hot Frog Graphics (Design studio)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by GB Posters and Publications Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    E.441-1999

  • Gallery location:

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

The poster 'Take me to your dealer' produced in 1995 illustrates popular imagery drawn from youth culture, and is designed for the youth/student audience as wall art for interiors. It is one of many graphic expressions of 'Alien' culture, inspired by science fiction films such as 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' made in 1977 and TV shows such as 'The X-Files' first aired in 1993, where abductions by aliens is the theme. There are also references to drug culture. By 1998 the poster had sold in excess of 320,000 copies worldwide.

Physical description

The posters shows an alien holding a joint. Behind it is the image of a space ship and below a rocky landscape.

Place of Origin

Sheffield (made)

Date

1995 (made)

Artist/maker

Morton, Paul (artist)
Hot Frog Graphics (Design studio)

Materials and Techniques

colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

TAKE ME TO YOUR DEALER
Title at the top of the poster

Dimensions

Height: 90 cm, Width: 64 cm

Descriptive line

'Take Me To Your Dealer' poster by Paul Morton for Hot Frog Graphics

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Colour offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Drugs; Alien

Categories

Prints; Images Online; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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