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First edition of 130 copies of which none are signed.

1971 Four colors 18" x 24"

Client: Pro Bono Publico for the Berkeley Venereal Disease Clinic.

(Print: Poster USA 73; Communication Arts; January/February 1977; Images of an Era: The American Poster 1945-1975, The National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, 1975; Designing With Illustration, Steven Heller & Karen Pomeroy, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1990) (facsimile)
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Second edition of 1000 of which 25 copies are signed. Three sets signed as progressives. Alteration of text, signed in the plate. 1972 Four colors Client: Pro Bono Publico/Berkeley VD Clinic All signed copies to The Poster, San Francisco

Client: Pro Bono Publico/Berkeley VD Clinic

Influence: René Magritte

Back in the good old days, we only had to worry about what we called "venereal disease." They were all curable, as far as we knew, and there was even at some point a reasonable hope of eradicating them entirely. The heavy hitters-genital herpes, AIDS and all the other antibiotic-resistant Sexually Transmitted Gargoyles-hadn't been invented yet. You didn't even need to worry about unplanned pregnancy, at least not around here. One in five American women was on The Pill. Believe it or not, in thirty years or so people will look back on the 'nineties as the good old days. What appalling things will cast this dreary time in a rosy light? Carpe diem.*

* Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero. Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow. - Horace, Odes (23 bc), ode xi, last line. 1972