Created by Caleb Gattegno, the "Words in Color" system of learning to read is a "synthetic phonics system that uses color to indicate the phonetic properties of letters". Gattegno was an influential and innovative educator in the areas of mathematics, language and reading. He was the inventor of numerous pedagogical materials for each of these approaches, and the author of more than 120 books. Gattegno died in 1988 in Paris.
Pinzke was a Chicago-based graphic designer who worked for the Container Corp. of America, and also taught at the Institute of Design, University of Chicago and Columbia College. He started his career as an apprentice sign painter and was once a student of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. He died in 1992. The Words in Color charts were printed in Great Britain by Lamport Gilbert & Co. Ltd. Item #873.
Condition: Very Good, three 2.25" crinkles along left edge as if poster was bumped when rolled; soft crease at lower right corner; a few minor scuffs and wrinkles to black surface of poster; slight waviness to poster surface, again likely from being rolled.