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Poster - Bring 'em up short

Bring 'em up short

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United States (printed)

  • Date:

    1966 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Santore, Charles, born 1935 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour screenprint on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Jack Rennert

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514, case TABLE

This is a poster advertising the magazine Newsweek. The artist, Charles Santore (born 1935), is well known for his book illustrations, as well as other forms of art. Here he uses humour, linking an image of the short-statured Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), with the punning caption ‘Bring ’em up short’. The illustrative style of poster design became popular in America in the 1950s and 1960s, especially as pioneered by the illustrators Seymour Chwast (born 1931) and Milton Glaser (born 1929) at the Push Pin Studios. (They founded the Push Pin Studios in New York in 1954.) This was an appropriate style for the advertisement of books and periodicals.

Physical description


Place of Origin

United States (printed)


1966 (printed)


Santore, Charles, born 1935 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour screenprint on paper


Height: 1142 mm, Width: 1554 mm

Descriptive line

Poster - 'Bring 'em up short quote Newsweek' by Charles Santore; 1966; colour screenprint;


Printing ink



Subjects depicted



Prints; Periodicals; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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