"March 1975, Bazaar, Fight Air Pollution, What You Should Be Wearing" Poster, 1970

Summary

George Stowe, Jr., a graphic artist noted for silkscreened and offset lithograph posters stylizing Black Power aesthetics, spoofed high fashion and mocked self-absorption in this 1970 poster. His fictional Bazaar magazine cover, dated five years in the future, featured a fashion model surviving with a gas mask. The moral of the story: self-protection would not solve the problem of environmental pollution.

George Stowe, Jr., a graphic artist noted for silkscreened and offset lithograph posters stylizing Black Power aesthetics, spoofed high fashion and mocked self-absorption in this 1970 poster. His fictional Bazaar magazine cover, dated five years in the future, featured a fashion model surviving with a gas mask. The moral of the story: self-protection would not solve the problem of environmental pollution.

Artifact

Poster

Date Made

1970

Subject Date

March 1975

Collection Title

Poster Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2018.36.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Offset lithography

Color

Multicolored
Green

Dimensions

Height: 30.5 in

Width: 23 in

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