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Presentation box for Twist by Sonya Clark

Catalog Data

Designed by:
Sonya Clark, American  Search this
Manufactured by:
Amy Borezo, American  Search this
Subject of:
Rita Dove, American, born 1952  Search this
Medium:
cloth on cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 1 5/8 × 4 5/16 × 4 1/2 in. (4.1 × 11 × 11.5 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 1 9/16 × 10 1/4 × 4 1/2 in. (3.9 × 26 × 11.5 cm)
Type:
typefaces
fonts (type composition equipment)
type
boxes (containers)
Place made:
Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Place purchased:
Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2022
Description:
A presentation box for a set of twenty-six characters for the Twist typeface designed by Sonya Clark. The square shaped, handmade presentation box is entirely covered in solid black, woven fabric. The box’s hinged top cover features a gold leaf graphic design resembling twisted curls of hair at the top center of the cover. Below the graphic is the name of the typeface, [twist], also printed in gold leaf text. The sides and bottom of the box are plain. The interior of the box is also covered in the same black fabric as the exterior. A protective, hinged, boarded leaf covers the set of twenty-six, letterpress metal type for the Twist typeface (2023.77.1) and folds opens with a small, black, ribbon tab.
The type is nestled side-by-side within four horizontal recesses inside the presentation box
Topic:
African American  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Design  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Hair  Search this
Identity  Search this
Typography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2023.77.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© Sonya Clark
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Tools and Equipment-Crafting-Artistic-Image-making
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51a5a9f26-8171-4b4d-9690-e98a66e6a0fb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2023.77.2