These posters are from a set, entitled A Spectacle and Nothing Strange (2011-12), by the American artist Eve Fowler. The series consists of brightly-coloured posters printed with fragments of text taken from Gertrude Stein’s book Tender Buttons (1914). The phrases are printed over a range of colourful gradients, and draw attention to the flexibility and queerness of language. Produced in letterpress by the now defunct Colby Poster Printing Company in Los Angeles, the posters were distributed by Fowler throughout the city in a manner similar to concert promos and other advertisements.

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