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Poster for the Met Party

Poster for the Met Party

C. 1979
Offset Lithograph
102 x 76 centimeters

People who have checked out other sections of this web site may notice a couple of familiar faces in this poster. The woman who commissioned this work was flattered by her likeness to the female in the foreground but she should have noted a problem. I was not aware that this poster was to be plastered on railway bridges and busy roads in Melbourne; because I assumed that it would be seen in more intimate settings the typeface was deliberately kept small and hence was illegible from a distance. The little horseshoes were included at the insistence of the client because the party was held on Melbourne Cup weekend. I would have preferred that they weren't there.