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de Botton / Burrill poster

de Botton / Burrill poster

Alain de Botton sees classification as an opportunity to reorganise knowledge so that it might be more useful to us in everyday life. Anthony Burrill regards his ability to classify his own life as a route to happiness. Commissioned by GraphicDesign&, this double-sided, collaborative poster by de Botton and Burrill addresses stereotypical perceptions of seemingly opposing approaches to life. Featuring two typographic bon mots, one side of the poster reads ‘pessimism is not always deep’, while the other side sports the motto ‘optimism is not always dumb’. Is your glass half empty or half full today?

Please note

Due to the printing process slight variations in print density and texture occur. The poster is dispatched in a strong postage tube. Remove carefully and leave the poster flat to let it uncurl. This may take up to 24 hours.

  • A2 [420mm × 594mm]
  • Double-sided
  • Silkscreen printed in black
  • 350gsm Multi-Kraft, a recycled board
    that is brown on one side and white on the reverse
  • Drill hole at top