The Beatles recorded on four tracks for most of their career. Mondrian climbed to fame on a ladder of vertical and horizontal lines. Art Chantry turned the world of graphic design upside down using rub-on letters and a photocopier. Great, creative innovations are often a clever response to certain limitations. Whether technological, budgetary, or self-imposed, these restrictions can help artists zero in on powerful and direct techniques. This poster's simple, bold use of only one color (a fierce neon orange) and one iconographic image (a boy dangling over a mousetrap) commands attention in a way that busier, more colorful posters can't compete with--and isn't that what it's about? Stomping the competition? CORIANTON HALE

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