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Looking Ahead in the Atomic Age

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Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Published Date
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:30:50 +0000
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Smithsonian staff publications
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advertising
atomic age
atomic energy
Cold War
Erik Nitsche
future
General Dynamics
graphic design
modernism
nuclear energy
offset lithography
peace
posters
secrets
security
Switzerland
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Image features a poster depicting a triangle made up of colored blocks with a black circle at the top with atomic symbol; above: atoms for peace; lower margin: GENERAL DYNAMICS. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.This blog post was originally published on August 4, 2014. The year is 1955, and Cold War tensions have begun to escalate. General Dynamics is a newly formed parent company overseeing eleven manufacturers, producing cutting edge technology for the defense of the United States. The company is capitalizing on the American policy of nuclear deterrence,...
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