General Dynamics – Atoms for Peace – Hydrodynamics, Erik Nitsche
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General Dynamics – Atoms for Peace – Hydrodynamics

Artist: Erik Nitsche
Year: 1955
Size: 128 x 90 cm / 50.4 x 35.4″
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“Hydrodynamics” is one of six designs from the first multilingual poster series “Atoms for peace”, which Erik Nitsche created for the U.S. General Dynamics corporation on the occasion of the first International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, held in Geneva. This is perhaps the most famous image of the six posters. Bearing the series slogan in French, this design represents the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine, developed by General Dynamics. The submarine emerges from the shell of its namesake, the nautilus, in an ingenious visual message which places technological progress in the context of evolution.

Artist: Erik Nitsche

Swiss-born Erik Nitsche studied in Lausanne and Munich and worked in Cologne and Paris before emigrating to the USA in 1934. There, he specialised in graphic design for magazines such as Vanity Fair, Life and Look as well as the technical magazines Air Tech and Air News.

On the occasion of the first and second international Conferences on the Use of Atomic Energy in 1955 and 1958, Erik Nitsche was commissi... more

Swiss-born Erik Nitsche studied in Lausanne and Munich and worked in Cologne and Paris before emigrating to the USA in 1934. There, he specialised in graphic ...

design for magazines such as Vanity Fair, Life and Look as well as the technical magazines Air Tech and Air News.

On the occasion of the first and second international Conferences on the Use of Atomic Energy in 1955 and 1958, Erik Nitsche was commissi... more

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