Sadako Sasaki
c. 1982
11.00 in HIGH x 28.00 in WIDE
(27.94 cm HIGH x 71.12 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

The left side of the poster has: "The Poster Project: Celebrating Women / This poster is one in a series produced for / buses and other public places. The project / was made possible through the generous / support of the California Arts Council, the / National Endowment for the Arts, the / Atlantic Richfield Foundation, Standard / Brands, the Ahmanson Foundation, and the / Woman's Building. / The posters were produced by letterpress / on a Vandercook 219P using the Woman's / Building graphic studio. Two hundred cop- / ies were printed for public display, along / with a signed limited edition on Arches / cover paper. / The poster Project was directed by Cheri / Gaulke, the Woman's Building CAC artist- / in-residence, working with collaborating / artists: Connie Macias, Vilma Mendillo, / Julie Santoro; Bonnie Thompson Norman, / technical advisor; Kiyoko Ohkubo, consul- / tant. Special thanks to Toyomitsu Tanaka, / Director of the Hiroshima Representative / Office. This bus poster was designed by / Harriet Sherry Smith and Sandra Golvin. / For information contact / The Woman's Building, Los Angeles / 212-221-6161".

The center of the poster has a stylized drawing of a female figure, she has a purple paper crane in each hand, with her left arm out straight and her right bent and raised. The figure's robe is decorated with images of paper cranes. The right side of the poster has a small yellow, rectangular field that contains the text: "I Will Write Peace / On Your Wings / And You Will Fly / All Over The World". Next to this there is some text in Japanese. The lower right corner has the text: "Sadako Sasaki, age 12, inspired the / children of Japan and the world to work for peace / by her brave attempt to fold 1,000 paper cranes / before she died of radiation poisoning from the / bombing of Hiroshima". The left side of the poster has small yellow, rectangular field with Japanese text and a large inscription.
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