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Poster, Mark Spitz wearing Speedo swimsuit, paper, Studio One / Stern Black Star, USA, 1972

Made by Studio One in United States of America, 1972.

Poster, Mark Spitz wearing Speedo swimsuit, paper, Studio One / Stern Black Star, USA, 1972

Large poster featuring full length colour photograph of USA Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz wearing a pair of Speedo briefs and the 7 Olympic gold medals he won at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. At the bottom are panels of text recording the swimming events and times he won the gold medals in.

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Poster, Mark Spitz wearing Speedo swimsuit, paper, Studio One / Stern Black Star, USA, 1972

Large poster featuring full length colour photograph of USA Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz wearing a pair of Speedo briefs and the 7 Olympic gold medals he won at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. At the bottom are panels of text recording the swimming events and times he won the gold medals in.

Dimensions

610 mm

Production

The Speedo swimsuit Mark Spitz is wearing was designed by Speedo's Australian designer Gloria Mortimer-Dunn and made in the USA. Speedo by this time had licensed out the manufacture of Speedo's for the overseas market.

Gloria Mortimer-Dunn noted that Mark Spitz had a contract with a [German] swimwear manufacturer Arena and the US was also reluctant to acknowledge that their team was competing in Australian designed swimwear, this Gloria felt was why Mark Spitz hides the Speedo logo with his hand!

For the design Gloria had just used a very simple configuration of the American flag.

The poster was made in the USA as were the Speedo's.

Manufactured
Studio One 1972

Source

Gift of Robert Gillespie
2 September, 1998

Cite this Object

Poster, Mark Spitz wearing Speedo swimsuit, paper, Studio One / Stern Black Star, USA, 1972 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 October 2017, <https://ma.as/160768>
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