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What is this?

Typographic promotional piece in red, blue, and black with lines of text in different fonts of various size, style, color and weight centered on the sheet. Text is arranged on colored bands alternating with lines of text on white ground. Dingbats including stars, decorative arrows, hands, and hearts emphasize the ends of several lines of text.

Why is this in our collection?

The poster/invitation, Herman Miller Textiles & Objects (1961), was included in the museum’s popular exhibition, The Opulent Eye of Alexander Girard, in 2000, and displays the brilliant primary colors, dynamic patterning, and uninhibited ornament that made Girard one of the leading designers and design promoters of the 1960s. The American-born Girard grew up in Italy and trained as an architect at the Royal Institute of British Architects and at the Royal School of Architecture in Rome before establishing his own New York design office in 1932. By 1937, he and his wife had moved to Detroit, which was one of the early centers for American modernist design. Three exhibitions, For Modern Living (1949) at the... more

This is a poster from United States. It is dated 1961 and we acquired it in 2004. Gift of Marilyn and John Neuhart. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

screenprint on textured off-white paper

Its dimensions are

66.4 x 50.8 cm (26 1/8 x 20 in.)

This object was printed by Tayo Press and designed by Alexander Hayden Girard and John Neuhart and made for (as the client) Herman Miller Furniture Company

This object was donated by Marilyn Neuhart and John Neuhart

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18701089/ |title=Poster, "Herman Miller Inc., Textiles & Objects, 1961", 1961 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=28 November 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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