ET 66: 5,537 Poster

Date:

2011

Artist:

Conor & David (now WorkGroup) (Irish, founded 2006)
Conor Nolan (Irish, born 1979)
David Wall (Irish, born 1980)
Designed for Curate and Design (Irish, founded 2010)

About this artwork

Conor & David, an Irish graphic design studio, developed
this poster for Curate and Design’s exhibition Less But Better: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams. The poster ET 66: 5,537 depicts one of the German industrial designer Dieter Rams’s most iconic products, which embodies his simple aesthetic and functional approach: the ET 66 calculator. One of the most notable design elements in the calculator is the replacement of the once-standard sliding on/off switch with circular, colored buttons. Conor & David emphasized this innovation in their illustration of the calculator by depicting only three colored buttons within a black form, thus distilling the design and highlighting the primary characteristics of the iconic object. This approach echoes Rams’s own notion that good design incorporates as little design as possible, a message reinforced by the number that appears in the LCD display of the calculator in the illustration: 5,537, which when viewed upside down spells the word “less.”

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Conor & David (Designer)

Title

ET 66: 5,537 Poster

Origin

Ireland

Date

2011

Medium

Five-color lithographic print on grey tinted uncoated paper

Dimensions

59.4 x 42 cm (23 3/8 x 16 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Curate & Design

Reference Number

2013.1067.2

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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