Bring 'em up short

Poster
1966 (printed)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This is a poster advertising the magazine Newsweek. The artist, Charles Santore (born 1935), is well known for his book illustrations, as well as other forms of art. Here he uses humour, linking an image of the short-statured Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), with the punning caption ‘Bring ’em up short’. The illustrative style of poster design became popular in America in the 1950s and 1960s, especially as pioneered by the illustrators Seymour Chwast (born 1931) and Milton Glaser (born 1929) at the Push Pin Studios. (They founded the Push Pin Studios in New York in 1954.) This was an appropriate style for the advertisement of books and periodicals.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour screenprint on paper
Brief Description
Poster - 'Bring 'em up short quote Newsweek' by Charles Santore; 1966; colour screenprint;
Physical Description
Poster
Dimensions
  • Height: 1142mm
  • Width: 1554mm
Credit line
Given by Mr Jack Rennert
Subjects depicted
Literary ReferenceNewsweek
Summary
This is a poster advertising the magazine Newsweek. The artist, Charles Santore (born 1935), is well known for his book illustrations, as well as other forms of art. Here he uses humour, linking an image of the short-statured Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), with the punning caption ‘Bring ’em up short’. The illustrative style of poster design became popular in America in the 1950s and 1960s, especially as pioneered by the illustrators Seymour Chwast (born 1931) and Milton Glaser (born 1929) at the Push Pin Studios. (They founded the Push Pin Studios in New York in 1954.) This was an appropriate style for the advertisement of books and periodicals.
Collection
Accession Number
E.320-1973

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record createdMarch 4, 2003
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