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1946

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1956

  • Work on this object ended.

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Print, IBM Think Envelope, ca. 1956

This is a Print. It was graphic design by Paul Rand. It is dated ca. 1956 and we acquired it in 2002. Its medium is offset lithograph on cream paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Marion S. Rand.

Its dimensions are

10.5 x 24.1 cm (4 1/8 x 9 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermarks: two marks both cut off (recto: left side across): MORE WRITING/ COTTON FIBER U.S.A.; recto: right side across: HMORE V-/ 25% COTTON FIBER The uncut version of this mark is most likely: STRATHMORE WRITING/ 25% COTTON FIBER U.S.A.

It is inscribed

Imprinted in black ink, upper left corner, underneath Think, on slant (up from left to right): The IBM Magazine/ One Barker Avenue, White Plains/ New York 10601

Cite this object as

Print, IBM Think Envelope, ca. 1956; Graphic design by Paul Rand (American, 1914–1996); USA; offset lithograph on cream paper; 10.5 x 24.1 cm (4 1/8 x 9 1/2 in.); Gift of Marion S. Rand; 2002-11-59

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