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Erik Nitsche (born 1908)
New York Subway Association
Say it Fast . . . Often . . . in Color, 1947
offset lithograph
114.9 x 74.9 cm (45 1/4 x 29 1/2 in.)
Collection Merrill C. Berman
photographed by Jim Frank




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Biography of Erik Nitsche

Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, Erik Nitsche studied at the College Classique in Lausanne and then at the Kunstgewerbeschüle in Munich, Germany. In Paris he studied with Maximilien Vox and worked with the Draeger Frères printing firm from 1929 to 1932. Moving to New York in 1934, he became art director for Saks Fifth Avenue, also working for Bloomingdale's, Macy's, and other stores. His wide range of clients includes the Museum of Modern Art, Decca Records, and General Dynamics Corporation's "Atoms for Peace" campaign. Since 1960, he has focused on book design.

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