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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 image is on display This object is currently on display in room 201 as part of How Posters Work.

Its medium is

screenprint on textured off-white paper

Its dimensions are

H x W: 66.5 × 51 cm (26 3/16 × 20 1/16 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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This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Poster, Textiles & Objects, 1961 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=2 August 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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