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Mambo Goddess

Date: 1999-2000
Dimensions:
Overall: 990 x 690 mm, 0.18 kg
Medium: Colour lithograph on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Mambo Graphics Pty Ltd
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Poster
Object No: 00030713
Place Manufactured:Australia

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    Description
    This poster was designed by New Zealand artist Marcelle Lunam to promote Mambo's 1999 range of wonen's wear. Her work is influenced by popular culture references from film, music and television. The poster blends surf fashion with a defiant rock star stance.
    SignificanceThis poster reflects Mambo's expansion into women's fashion and is representative of the work of contributing Mambo artist Marcelle Lunam.
    HistoryMambo Graphics is an Australian surf and streetwear company founded in 1984 by Dare Jennings and Andrew Rich and has since become an international design and fashion empire. Mambo began with boardshorts and t-shirts and typically has a bold and bright graphic style that owes much to the cheeky and impious sense of humour of its contributing artists.

    Mambo prides itself on anti-conformist sentiments, reinterpreting classic Australian imagery in often surrealist or dream-like landscapes. The humour and irreverence towards social conventions reflects surf culture's alternative, carefree lifestyle, and poses a challenge to the authority of mainstream culture.
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    Primary title: Mambo Goddess

    Web title: Mambo Goddess

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