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1990

  • Work on this object began.

1997

  • We acquired this object.

2016

2023

  • You found it!

Poster, A World Class Sweepstakes, for Formica Corporation

This is a Poster. It was designed by Keith Godard. It is dated 1990 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is offset lithograph on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Ken Friedman. It is credited Gift of Ken Friedman.

  • Necklace
  • clear plastic tube filled with colorcore formica fragments.
  • The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • 2016-34-119

Its dimensions are

96.4 x 63.5 cm (37 15/16 x 25 in. )

It is signed

In black marker lower left corner: To Dan: / Best for all the 90s. / Keith Godard 1990.

It is inscribed

In black lower right on edge: Design: Keith Godard/Studio Works New York Electronic Imaging and Printing: Tanagraphics Photography: Geoffrey Lawrence @ 1990 Formica Corporation The first block of text at left center: Only Formica Corporation has the worldwide design resources to come / up with new lines like European Editions, a colorful selection of / Lacquers, Crimbles[sic] and Painted Woods culled from our Euro- / pean collections, and Formica Brand Metal Laminates - / International Collection, a totally fresh presentation of / State-of-theart metal designs, also from Europe. And only / Formica Corporation, with manufacturing and distri- / bution facilities around the world, would intro-/duce them with a giveaway so global in scope. 2nd block of text: First prize is an all-expense-paid-ten-day trip for / two to Barcelona, the emerging international / design center. You and a companion can / feast your eyes on the work of Gaudi, van / der Rohe, Bofill, et al., and preview the 1992 Olympic Games site. 3rd block of text: And if you don't win Barcelona, you'll / still have a chance at a second prize: 100 Map-of-the-World backpacks. / Or a third: 100 snazzy global umbrellas. In gray upper right: P.S. In May, watch for the announcement of / "Architecture and the Global Culture," a lecture series on the internation- / alization of architectural practice / presented by the Architectural / League of New York with support / from Formica Corporation. In red lower left corner: Formica logo (red "F")

Cite this object as

Poster, A World Class Sweepstakes, for Formica Corporation; Designed by Keith Godard (American, b. London 1942); offset lithograph on white wove paper; 96.4 x 63.5 cm (37 15/16 x 25 in. ); Gift of Ken Friedman; 1997-19-222

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