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Announcement, Birth Announcement for Julian Matteo Martens, 2005

This is a Announcement. It was designed by Karel Martens. It is dated 2005 and we acquired it in 2014. Its medium is digital print on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Martens designed this announcement to honor the birth of his first grandson, Julian. The piece bears the name "Julian," horizontally across the center, against the Clouds pattern background along with the date and time of birth, names and contact numbers of the parents, etc. in the lower margin.. According to Martens, it was the occasion of sharing this announcement with textile producer Michael Maharam that gave birth to the wallpaper Clouds, which is part of Cooper-Hewitt’s Collection.

This object was donated by Karel Martens. It is credited Gift of Karel Martens.

Its dimensions are

(unfolded): 50.5 x 71 cm (19 7/8 x 27 15/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Announcement, Birth Announcement for Julian Matteo Martens, 2005; Designed by Karel Martens (Dutch, b. 1939); Netherlands; digital print on paper; (unfolded): 50.5 x 71 cm (19 7/8 x 27 15/16 in.); Gift of Karel Martens; 2014-2-19

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/68245639/ |title=Announcement, Birth Announcement for Julian Matteo Martens, 2005 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=21 November 2017 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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