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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Poster
2015 (designed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world's largest arts festival. It began in 1947 when eight theatre groups staged 'fringe' productions alongside the legitimate Edinburgh International Festival. Since the forming of the Festival Fringe Society in 1958, the festival has grown to include theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children's shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events. It has become a national emblem of artistic creativity.

In 1980 the Edinburgh Festival Fringe launched its first Schools Poster Competition, inviting pupils to present 'what the Festival means to them'. Now hailed as one of Scotland's longest-running arts outreach projects, it has developed into a Fringe event itself, with an exhibition held for the finalists and the winning design used throughout the Fringe's marketing.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Printed ink on paper
Brief Description
Poster for Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2015
Physical Description
Typographical and pictorial ink printed poster.
Dimensions
  • Height: 594mm
  • Width: 421mm
Object history
The 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe was held from 7th - 31st August 2015.
Subject depicted
Association
Summary
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world's largest arts festival. It began in 1947 when eight theatre groups staged 'fringe' productions alongside the legitimate Edinburgh International Festival. Since the forming of the Festival Fringe Society in 1958, the festival has grown to include theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children's shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events. It has become a national emblem of artistic creativity.



In 1980 the Edinburgh Festival Fringe launched its first Schools Poster Competition, inviting pupils to present 'what the Festival means to them'. Now hailed as one of Scotland's longest-running arts outreach projects, it has developed into a Fringe event itself, with an exhibition held for the finalists and the winning design used throughout the Fringe's marketing.
Collection
Accession Number
S.483-2016

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record createdMay 26, 2016
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