CITY/Memphis Posters Available

 

Original CITY store Memphis posters (1983 & 1984) available now at The Modern Archive

1983
Chicago CITY Store Memphis Poster – Gala Opening

Art Direction & Design: Chris Garland
Illustration: David Csicsko

Dimensions: 24″ x 36″

Printing: 4/C process + DayGlo pink and overall varnish on 14pt. card stock

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1984
Chicago CITY Store Memphis/Milano Poster

Art Direction & Design: Chris Garland
Illustration: Michael Glascott

Dimensions: 24″ x 36″

Printing: 4/C process on 100# book weight coated stock

DETAILS

 

1983

 

glowing-city-logoSpecial Limited Edition of 10 available with the CITY logo silkscreened in phosphorescent ink, hand-signed at bottom in black marker by the designer. From a press run of 500 only 50 of these silkscreened versions were ever produced. In pristine condition, offered unframed only.

Additional Notes: CITY store was waiting for publicity photos to arrive from the Memphis studio in Milan… to promote a for-the-trade-only open house event in conjunction with Neocon/Chicago. The photos never arrived. Chris Garland was asked to create a poster without product images and have it printed and delivered in a week or less. As a concept he chose to stylize the Chicago Picasso sculpture with a Memphis-like appearance. In collaboration with illustrator David Csicsko, work began on a Friday and mechanical art was delivered to the printer Monday. The image is not a drawing; it’s all hand cut overlays — one for each color of ink. No proof was made in advance of going on press. Delivery was made later that week.

The City event was a hit with 4 or 5 designers from Memphis/Milano showing up unexpectedly. Posters were carried back to Milan and put on display in their studio.

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1984

 

Very rare poster in excellent condition – 6 available, offered unframed

Artwork is a collage of found objects, cut paper, plastic and illustration techniques: airbrush, crayon and pencil.

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