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Festival of Britain 1951 May 3 - November 3

Poster
1951 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

'Festival of Britain 1951 May 3 - November 3'. Colour offset lithograph poster promoting the 1951 Festival of Britain. The design shows a green image of Britain viewed from the sky, incorporating within the design the festival symbol designed by Abram Games. With manuscript additions and amendments to the original date 'May 3-September 30' in white body-colour and ball-point pen.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour offset lithograph with manuscript additions in white body-colour and ball-point pen
Brief Description
'Festival of Britain 1951 May 3 - November 3'. Proof of Festival of colour offset lithograph poster with amendments in ball-point pen and body-colour. Designed by the London Press Exchange, England, 1951.
Physical Description
'Festival of Britain 1951 May 3 - November 3'. Colour offset lithograph poster promoting the 1951 Festival of Britain. The design shows a green image of Britain viewed from the sky, incorporating within the design the festival symbol designed by Abram Games. With manuscript additions and amendments to the original date 'May 3-September 30' in white body-colour and ball-point pen.
Dimensions
  • Height: 76.3cm
  • Width: 50.8cm
Measurements taken from: Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1
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Bibliographic Reference
Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1
Other Number
25/E8 - V&A microfiche
Collection
Accession Number
E.944-1983

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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