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1930

  • Work on this object began.

1940

  • Work on this object ended.

1963

  • We acquired this object.

2013

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Drawing, Design for a Motif with Globe and Hand, ca. 1935

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer and made for (as the client) London Passenger Transport Board. It is dated ca. 1935 and we acquired it in 1963. Its medium is brush and gouache on thick cream paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Edward McKnight Kauffer was an American designer who moved to London just before World War I and stayed until the advent of World War II. Inspired by cubist painting and collage, Kauffer often combined illustration with halftone reproductions of photographic elements—traditional lithography was his preferred means of reproduction. Cooper Hewitt’s extensive collection of Kauffer’s drawings and designs illuminates his process.

This object was donated by Mrs. Edward McKnight Kauffer. It is credited Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer.

Its dimensions are

20.6 × 19.8 cm (8 1/8 × 7 13/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Motif with Globe and Hand, ca. 1935; Designed by Edward McKnight Kauffer (American, active England, 1890–1954); USA; brush and gouache on thick cream paper; 20.6 × 19.8 cm (8 1/8 × 7 13/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer; 1963-39-904

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