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San Francisco Marathon card, David Singer, 1979

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Posted 5 years ago


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This is a curious little item. It's a 6x9-inch card version of a poster David Singer created for the 1979 SF Marathon. Apparently the runners were supposed to wear these during the race, and then at the end an official would fill out their position and time on the card's back.


  1. cogito cogito, 5 years ago
    The design motif is an interesting mix of Meso-American and Greek symbolism. The center design is a triskeles, which is known from Greek antiquity and I believe may still be use on the Isle of Man, while the surrounding figure appears to be a Mayan (messenger, maybe?). I think the outer designs in the corners may be American Indian thunderbirds, but I'm not certain.

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