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Poster - Poster to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre, designed by Graphic Thought Facility
  • Poster to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre, designed by Graphic Thought Facility
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Poster to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre, designed by Graphic Thought Facility

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    2013 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Graphic Thought Facility (designed)
    National Theatre (Printed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silkscreen printing

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the National Theatre

  • Museum number:

    S.620-2016

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

In 2013, the National Theatre commissioned a series of posters to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the National Theatre at the Old Vic. The artists included David Carson, Sir Michael Craig-Martin, Graphic Thought Facility, Paula Scher and Jamie Reid.

Graphic Thought Facility’s poster design referenced the interior fabric of the National Theatre’s building on London’s South Bank, designed by Denys Lasdun (1914-2001). The poster features a black and white photograph of a couple kissing in the foyer of the National Theatre, the romantic image is surrounded by the woodgrain pattern of its famous shuttered concrete walls.

Physical description

Poster featuring a black and white photograph of a couple kissing in the foyer of the National Theatre. The photograph is off set with a two 'L' shaped coloured bands representing the concrete walls of the National Theatre

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

2013 (made)

Artist/maker

Graphic Thought Facility (designed)
National Theatre (Printed for)

Materials and Techniques

Silkscreen printing

Dimensions

Height: 88 cm, Width: 62 cm

Descriptive line

Poster to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre, designed by Graphic Thought Facility

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Posters; Advertising; Commemoration; Theatre; Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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