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Rather than Curse the Darkness Light a Candle

ca. 1972 - 1996 (made)
Place of origin

Poster featuring quotation in black and white against a black background.

Object details

Object type
TitleRather than Curse the Darkness Light a Candle (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Screenprint on paper
Brief description
Poster designed by Alan Fletcher, Pentagram, printed by G+B Arts; British, ca. 1972-1996
Physical description
Poster featuring quotation in black and white against a black background.
  • Height: 84cm
  • Width: 59.5cm
Production typeMass produced
Marks and inscriptions
  • Rather / than curse / the darkness / light/ a candle. (Centred)
  • A PENTAGRAM POSTER. DESIGN ALAN FLETCHER. PRINT G+B ARTS LONDON. (In white top right corner, vertically)
Credit line
Given by Alan Fletcher
Object history
Part of a gift from Alan Fletcher of his archive to represent his design output from the 1970s to the present day.
Historical context
For more on Alan Fletcher's work see Myerson, Jeremy. Beware wet paint: designs by Alan Fletcher. London: Phaidon Press Ltd., 1996.
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Record createdMay 13, 2009
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