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Truism Stamps

Contributed by Nick Sherman on Apr 18th, 2015. Artwork published in .
    Truism Stamps
    Source: http://momalibrary.tumblr.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    From the Steven Leiber Extra Art Archive, seen on the Museum of Modern Art Library tumblr.

    RAISE BOYS AND GIRLS THE SAME WAY
    DRAMA OFTEN OBSCURES THE REAL ISSUES
    A MAN CAN’T KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE A MOTHER
    ACTION CAUSES MORE TROUBLE THAN THOUGHT
    CHANGE IS VALUABLE WHEN THEY OPPRESSED BECOME TYRANTS
    ANY SURPLUS IN IMMORAL
    SLOPPY THINKING GETS WORSE OVER TIME
    A LOT OF PROFESSIONALS ARE CRACKPOTS
    BOREDOM MAKES YOU DO CRAZY THINGS
    WISHING THINGS AWAY IS NOT EFFECTIVE

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    1 Comment on “Truism Stamps

    1. Jun 15th, 2019  10:08 am

      According to the info found on Specific Object and Worldcat, this sheet of ten silver stamps was produced in 1995 in conjunction with Art Matters, New York, in an unknown edition size. It came enclosed in a fund-raising letter. 9×22 cm in envelope 11×25 cm, offset-printed, die-cut, duotone. I’ve added the date.

      Franklin Gothic and the MoMA go back together many years. This is not Matthew Carter’s MoMA Gothic, though. This digital recreation served as MoMA’s primary typeface only from 2003 (and until 2017, when it was replaced by MoMA Sans).

      See also the posts about Truism posters in Futura Bold Italic (1977/1983) and bold Helvetica (2009?).

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