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Design Director:
Tibor Kalman, American, b. Hungary, 1949–1999  Search this
Firm:
M&Co, New York, New York, USA, 1979–1992  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithography
Type:
graphic design
postcard
Object Name:
postcard
Place:
USA
Date:
ca. 1980
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
This black and white photographic reproduction features a frontal view of Andy's Food Mart, a small supermarket, stretching almost completely from side to side. Advertised merchandise, with prices, plasters the whole of the storefront window. Above the store sign, a clock, set at ten minutes to one [P.M.], and labeled Cott [beverage manufacturers], is attached to the roof at the center. To the left is a partial view of a house, apparently clad in aluminum siding; to the right, a partial view of a false stone front structure. A sidewalk stretches out in front; a view of the roadway occupies the remainder of the space to the bottom edge.
The scene, photographed on a bright, cloudy day, appears to be set in a New York City outer borough or a small town, far from dense urban life.
Credit Line:
Gift of Tibor Kalman/ M & Co.
Accession Number:
1993-151-407
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1993-151-407