General Dynamics - USS Nautilus, 1955

Nitsche, Erik poster: General Dynamics - USS Nautilus

Erik Nitsche was a promising young Swiss graphic designer who moved to the US in 1934, making his name designing hundreds of album covers for Decca.

In 1955 he became the Art Director for General Dynamics, a leading multi-division technology firm most famous for building the first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus. There, Nitsche created several spectacular series of posters promoting the conglomerate's various disciplines.

Many of the posters were featured in several international conferences on the peaceful uses of Atomic Energy in Switzerland. Surely the most sought-after of the series, the Nautilus is in many design collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Nitsche, Erik

35.2 x 50.2 inches (89 x 128 cm)

Lithograph

Inventory #SWL21704

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