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Designer:
E. McKnight Kauffer, American, 1890–1954  Search this
Client:
Shell-Mex and BP Ltd., London, England  Search this
Medium:
Brush and gouache on black paper
Dimensions:
15 × 22.7 cm (5 7/8 × 8 15/16 in.)
Type:
graphic design
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
London, England, United Kingdom
Date:
1933
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Design for "Merchants Prefer Shell" poster. At center, within a white frame, a mechanical crane lifts a packing case inscribed with white lettering: F.O.B. London. Outside of the frame, parallel columns of dots on either side in gray (on left) and orange (on right). At top, in gray serif text: YOU CAN BE SURE OF SHELL. At bottom, in red: MERCHANTS PREFER SHELL
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer
Accession Number:
1963-39-538
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4da2c873a-ec7e-4a24-86ee-7059b081f35f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1963-39-538