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Poster, Equal Opportunity | Color Blind, 1974

This is a Poster. It is dated 1974 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is screenprint on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Designer Ken White nests IBM’s familiar corporate identity within the highly recognizable dot patterns of the Ishihara color blindness test. In this clever context, “color blindness” serves as a powerful signifier for the company’s long-standing commitment to being an inclusive, equal opportunity employer.

This object was catalogued by Julie Pastor. It is credited Gift of Various Donors.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

53.7 × 38.3 cm (21 1/8 × 15 1/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, Equal Opportunity | Color Blind, 1974; USA; screenprint on paper; 53.7 × 38.3 cm (21 1/8 × 15 1/16 in.); Gift of Various Donors; 1981-29-455

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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