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Original Memphis Poster for Chicago City Store, 1983 by Chris Garland

$1,150per item


Details: Rare Poster. This limited edition version is an exclusive offering directly from archives of the designer, Chris Garland. Ten examples are available from the original (1983 printed) limited edition with the CITY logo silkscreened in phosphorescent ink, hand-signed at bottom in black marker by the designer. The original poster was printed in a total press run of 500, and only 50 of these silkscreened versions with phosphorescent ink were ever produced, and only 10 ever signed. Must ship flat, unframed. CITY store was waiting for publicity photos to arrive from the Memphis studio in promote the Memphis Collection at a for-the-trade open house event in conjunction with Neocon/Chicago. The photos never arrived. Chris Garland of Xeno Design was asked to create a poster without product images and have it printed and delivered in one week. 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 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 a number of the designers from the Memphis/Milano group showing up unexpectedly. Posters were carried back to Milan and put on display in their studios.


  • Creator
    Chris Garland (Designer),David Csicsko (Illustrator)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Width: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Depth: 0.1 in. (2.54 mm)
  • Style
    Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Pristine condition from the designers archive.
  • Seller Location
    Denton, MD
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU153624557323

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  • Shipping
    $175 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Denton, MD
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 30 days of delivery.

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