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2010/63/1 Poster, 'Marimekko', paper, photograph by Henry Talbot, poster designed by Bruce Weatherhead, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970-1971. Click to enlarge.

'Marimekko' poster designed by Bruce Weatherhead

Designed
Bruce Weatherhead's colourful and playful 1970s 'Marimekko' poster design emerged out of the psychedelic era of the late 1960s, and stylistically it reflects this counter-culture era. In colour and design it highlights the influence of British and American psychedelic pop posters, and the playful, humorous style of International modern style which boldly used simplified forms, bright colours, single images and bold type to communicate ideas with impact.

The poster is a rare surviving example …

Summary

Object No.

2010/63/1

Object Statement

Poster, 'Marimekko', paper, photograph by Henry Talbot, poster designed by Bruce Weatherhead, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970-1971

Physical Description

Portrait format poster featuring a photographic image of Australian model Maggi Eckardt. Photo-colour offset print on paper, printed in orange on a purple background. Black and white lettering down the right hand side includes 'MARIMEKKO' in large black type.

Marks

No marks.Design details, printed on front of poster. Printing by Graphic Advertising, Paper by Spicer Paper Industries Ltd, Plates by Lithocolour Pty Ltd and Electronic Litho plates Pty Ltd.

Dimensions

Width

505 mm

Production

Notes

Produced to promote availability of Marimekko products through Thesaurus, an inner-city design retail outlet in Melbourne, Victoria.

Poster designed by Bruce Weatherhead, Melbourne, Victoria between 1970-1971, incorporating a photograph by Henry Talbot.

History

Notes

Purchase. From the personal archive of the designer.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 2010

Acquisition Date

8 September 2010

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Marimekko' poster designed by Bruce Weatherhead 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 September 2021, <https://ma.as/407931>

Wikipedia

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