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“Die Grünen” poster, 1983

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jan 25th, 2017. Artwork published in
March 1983
    “Die Grünen” poster, 1983
    Source: Stiftung Haus der Geschichte; EB-Nr. 1988/2/113.0047. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Issued on the occasion of the (West) German federal election on March 6, 1983. Die Grünen (“The Greens”) reached 5.6 per cent of the votes and were represented for the first time in the Bundestag, the German parliament.

    The font used on the iconic sunflower poster is Frankfurter, with the smaller type (“ökologisch · sozial · basisdemokratisch · gewaltfrei”) in the lighter Medium weight, the only member of the family to include a lowercase.

    Published by Bundesbüro der Grünen, Bonn. Designed by Grafik Werkstatt Bielefeld.


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    2 Comments on ““Die Grünen” poster, 1983”

    1. Jan 26th, 2017  8:15 am

      Is the flat section on the bottom of G part of the font or by design?

      Fantastic poster though, keep digging up the gems, Flo!

    2. Jan 26th, 2017  7:57 pm

      I’d say it’s an indication for authenticity — the pre-computer process involved a lot of manual cutting and pasting, and this overshoot fell victim to one such step.

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