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1967

  • Work on this object began.

1987

  • We acquired this object.

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2021

Poster, Mexico 68

This is a Poster. It was designed by Lance Wyman and Eduardo Terrazas. It is dated 1967 and we acquired it in 1987. Its medium is offset lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

The bold graphic identity of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics in this poster broadcasts a vision of a modern and thriving Mexico to a global audience. As the first Olympic Games to be televised live in color, the high contrast of the logo’s black and white vibrating lines with bright colors encouraged spectators around the world to enjoy the athleticism of the sporting contests as well as the visual dynamism of Mexico City’s graphics and stadiums.

This object was donated by Unknown donor: unsolicited gift. It is credited Gift of Unknown Donor.

Its dimensions are

86.3 × 86.3 cm (34 × 34 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, Mexico 68; Designed by Lance Wyman and Eduardo Terrazas; offset lithograph on paper; 86.3 × 86.3 cm (34 × 34 in.); Gift of Unknown Donor; 1987-24-20

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