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Wonderful Copenhagen Poster

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Since we are big fans of Danish design, it seems rather remiss that we have never mentioned this classic poster design, Wonderful Copenhagen.

The poster was created in 1959 by Viggo Vagnby and is based upon a famous photograph of an incident from the same year where a policeman stopped the traffic to allow a family of ducks to cross the road in Frederiksberg. Although a popular image at the time, the poster fell out of favour and in1985 it was used as wrapping paper to protect a shipment of prints being entered into a competition in England, but by happy mistake, was entered into the competition which it won. The poster is now rightfully restored to its place as a classic and can be seen in the Danish Museum of Art & Design.

You can buy your own print of it from Posterland for 18.5 Euros.

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