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Minuteman

Accession Number
2016/2.214

Title
Minuteman

Artist(s)
Paul Rand

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1974

Medium & Support
offset lithograph on paper

Dimensions
42 in x 28 in (106.68 cm x 71.12 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo and Maria Phillips

Subject matter
Paul Rand designed this poster for the Department of the Interior to advertise the Minuteman National Historical Park, which commemorates the site of the first battle of the Revolutionary War. Rand merges the historical and modern through collage, which includes of text and image. The stacking of the sans serif text is emblematic of a Rand’s modernist aesthetic, but the inclusion of an iconic image links the text with a familiar symbol of American bravery.

EC 2017

Physical Description
A poster that reads "MINUTEMAN" in large, multi-colored letters stacked in rows of three. The 'E' includes the information regarding Minute Man National Historic Park.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form. Keywords
collage (technique)
graphic design
national parks

3 Related Resources

Ann Arbor Public School: Art Teacher Professional Development 
(Part of: UMMA Teacher Workshop Resources)
W19 Smotrich - ARTDES 371 -Poster Design
(Part of: Resources Made by Isabel Engel)
Graphic and composition
(Part of: Design)

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