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Poster - Olivetti Lexikon

Olivetti Lexikon

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (printed)

  • Date:

    1953 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pintori, Giovanni, born 1912 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Courtesy of Olivetti SpA

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.634-1965

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 84, box C

This is a poster for the Olivetti Typewriter Company. From 1931 Olivetti had an advertising and development office that encouraged painters, graphic designers and architects to experiment in design. In the 1940s and 1950s the painter Giovanni Pintori designed some remarkable posters for the firm. Olivetti’s policy also involved commissioning modern architecture and publishing arts and social science publications. All these activities gave Olivetti worldwide recognition and prestige.

Physical description

Poster

Place of Origin

Italy (printed)

Date

1953 (printed)

Artist/maker

Pintori, Giovanni, born 1912 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph on paper

Dimensions

Height: 693 mm, Width: 484 mm

Descriptive line

By Giovanni Pintori issued by Olivetti Typewriters

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

David Crowley and Jane Pavitt eds. Cold War Modern: Design 1945-1970. V&A Publishing, 2008. 319p.:ill. ISBN:9781851775439

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Advertisements; Typewriters

Categories

Prints; Tools & Equipment; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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