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Design Director:
Tibor Kalman, American, b. Hungary, 1949–1999  Search this
Designer:
Douglas Riccardi, probably American, active late 20th century  Search this
Firm:
M&Co, New York, New York, USA, 1979–1992  Search this
Client:
Jeffrey Chodorow  Search this
Richard Rasansky  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithography
Dimensions:
28 x 24 cm (11 x 9 1/2 in.), closed
28 x 59 cm (11 x 23 1/4 in.), opened and extended
28 x 48 cm (11 x 18 7/8 in.), opened with lining flaps closed
Type:
graphic design
presskit
Object Name:
presskit
Place:
USA
Date:
1986
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
The outer folder is constructed of glossy white cardboard. On the recto, both right and left flaps are folded toward the center, where they meet. An ideogram of a fleur de lis is depicted left of center on the left flap; a pair of horizontal-diagonal chopsticks occupies the comparable space on the right. Inside, a bottom flap with diagonally cut sides is folded about one third of the way up. The logo, placed close to the top edge of the flap, is comprised of a black-outlined shield with horizontal lines covering its left half; a miniature version of the fleur de lis in its right half; China Grill in sans serif capitals imprinted within a narrow band across the top; and a somewhat larger version of the chopsticks behind the shield.
A lining of textured rice paper, inserted in the outer folder, is folded over to form narrow flaps on the folder recto. The pale green background is overlaid by a pattern of wavy lines in darker green, white and pink.
Credit Line:
Gift of Tibor Kalman/ M & Co.
Accession Number:
1993-151-183
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4f0695370-b326-415b-bbee-85fd75be36a3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1993-151-183