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Print, IBM Letterhead, 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, embossed on cream paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Marion S. Rand.

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Its dimensions are

27.9 x 21.5 cm (11 x 8 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

Watermark: shield symbol with crown above and star centered, above symbol, LINWEAVE/ COLOSTREAM/ 100% RAG U.S.A

It is inscribed

Imprinted in beige ink outline, on upper left corner: IBM; imprinted in blue ink, in script overlapping on top of IBM logo, upper center: International Business Machines Corporation; imprinted in blue, upper right: 590 Madison Avenue, New York 22, N.Y.; imprinted below, on upper left: Office of the President.

Cite this object as

Print, IBM Letterhead, ca. 1956; Graphic design by Paul Rand (American, 1914–1996); USA; offset lithograph, embossed on cream paper; 27.9 x 21.5 cm (11 x 8 1/2 in. ); Gift of Marion S. Rand; 2002-11-61

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