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Print, Citibank letterhead design, ca. 1975

This is a Print. It was designed by Dan Friedman. It is dated ca. 1975 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is letterpress on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Ken Friedman. It is credited Gift of Ken Friedman.

Its dimensions are

28.1 x 21.3 cm (11 1/16 x 8 3/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, upper left: Date/Name/Title/Street Address/City, State, Zip Code; center: Dear Citibank Secretaries:/ This letter illustrates the typing format for correspondence using the/general use 8 1/2” x 11” letterhead./A printed dot illustrates the position of the typewritten date and sets/the margin alignment for the entire letter. The typewritten inside/address is positions three line spaces below the date. The saluta-/tion begins one lines space below the folding line which is printed/along the left edge of the page. Leave one double-space before/starting the body of the letter./The solid block typing format is employed on all letters, requiring/no tab stops. The right margin is no less than three-quarters of/an inch. Typing is single-spaced with two line spaces between/paragraphs rather than paragraph indentions./The complementary close is double-spaced below the letter body./Leave two double-spaces for the signature, typing the sender’s/name and title unless they are imprinted on the letterhead itself./Sincerely,/Name of Sender/Title (if required).

Cite this object as

Print, Citibank letterhead design, ca. 1975; Designed by Dan Friedman (American, 1945–1995); USA; letterpress on white wove paper; 28.1 x 21.3 cm (11 1/16 x 8 3/8 in.); Gift of Ken Friedman; 1997-19-74

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