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2008/185/15 Poster, rock music, The Bens, paper, maker unknown, Australia, used by Australian Rock Company, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2003. Click to enlarge.

The Bens poster

Made by Magazine Promotions Australia Pty. Ltd in Australia, Oceania, 1985.

This poster has significance as a record of music in youth culture around the turn of the 21st century. It helps to illustrate how poster art was used to communicate information to a mass audience about rock music performers and specifically to promote concerts and CDs.

In 2003 Ben Folds, Ben Lee and Ben Kweller formed a triple bill on a tour of Australia. This poster illustrates how the tour was promoted as ‘The Bens’.

Coming from a collection of posters that Peta Wilcox accumulated through h...

Summary

Object No.

2008/185/15

Object Statement

Poster, rock music, The Bens, paper, maker unknown, Australia, used by Australian Rock Company, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2003

Physical Description

Poster, rock music, The Bens, paper, maker unknown, Australia, used by Australian Rock Company, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2003

Poster with black and gold background and an illustration of the three Bens. Text: 'The Bens. Rock Over Australia. Ben Folds. Ben Lee. Ben Kweller ...' Tour dates are listed. CD covers shown at bottom.

Dimensions

Height

590 mm

Width

420 mm

Production

Notes

Designer and maker unknown.

History

Notes

This is part of a collection of posters, stickers and promotional cards accumulated by Peta Wilcox, of the Australian Rock Company, from bands, bookers and record companies through her extensive contacts within the music industry.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Australian Rock Company Ltd, 2008

Acquisition Date

8 September 2008

Cite this Object

Harvard

The Bens poster 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 April 2019, <https://ma.as/383176>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/383176 |title=The Bens poster |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=24 April 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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