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Festival of Britain 1951 May 3 - November 3

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1951 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Games, Abram, born 1914 - died 1996 (designer)
    Sanders, Phillips & Co. Ltd. (printers)
    London Press Exchange (designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph with manuscript additions in white body-colour and ball-point pen

  • Museum number:

    E.944-1983

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LD, shelf 50

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.

Place of Origin

London (printed)

Date

1951 (printed)

Artist/maker

Games, Abram, born 1914 - died 1996 (designer)
Sanders, Phillips & Co. Ltd. (printers)
London Press Exchange (designers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph with manuscript additions in white body-colour and ball-point pen

Dimensions

Height: 76.3 cm, Width: 50.8 cm

Descriptive line

'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.

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

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

Materials

Body colour; Ball point pen

Techniques

Colour offset lithography; Handwriting

Subjects depicted

Sea; Clouds; Helmet

Categories

Prints; Advertising; Entertainment & Leisure; Posters; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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