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Olivetti Lexikon

Poster
1953 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This is a poster for the Olivetti Typewriter Company. From 1931 Olivetti had an advertising and development office that encouraged painters, graphic designers and architects to experiment in design. In the 1940s and 1950s the painter Giovanni Pintori designed some remarkable posters for the firm. Olivetti’s policy also involved commissioning modern architecture and publishing arts and social science publications. All these activities gave Olivetti worldwide recognition and prestige.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour offset lithograph on paper
Brief Description
Poster by Giovanni Pintori issued by Olivetti Typewriters. Italy, 1953.
Physical Description
Poster
Dimensions
  • Height: 693mm
  • Width: 484mm
Credit line
Courtesy of Olivetti SpA
Subjects depicted
Summary
This is a poster for the Olivetti Typewriter Company. From 1931 Olivetti had an advertising and development office that encouraged painters, graphic designers and architects to experiment in design. In the 1940s and 1950s the painter Giovanni Pintori designed some remarkable posters for the firm. Olivetti’s policy also involved commissioning modern architecture and publishing arts and social science publications. All these activities gave Olivetti worldwide recognition and prestige.
Bibliographic References
  • Crowley, David and Jane Pavitt, Cold War Modern: Design 1945-1970, London: V&A Publishing, 2008.
  • Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1965
  • Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1965
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.634-1965

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record createdFebruary 17, 2003
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