Poster, Blowing in the Mind/Mister Tambourine Man
This is a Poster. It was designed by Martin Sharp and made for Big O Posters Ltd.. It is dated 1968 and we acquired it in 2009. Its medium is lithograph on wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
For this poster featuring Bob Dylan, Sharp drew inspiration from the musician’s signature curly hair. Radiating circular motifs imitate the curls and also borrow from Albrecht Dürer’s woodcut, seen nearby. Just above Dylan’s forehead and scattered throughout, Sharp inserts the knot patterns that Dürer created in the early 16th century.
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Its dimensions are
74.8 x 50.5 cm (29 7/16 x 19 7/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Poster, Blowing in the Mind/Mister Tambourine Man; Designed by Martin Sharp (Australian, 1942 - 2013); USA; lithograph on wove paper; 74.8 x 50.5 cm (29 7/16 x 19 7/8 in.); Gift of Sara and Marc Benda; 2009-12-25
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.