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Poster, Cranbrook Graduate Program in Design

This is a Poster. It was designed by Katherine McCoy and printed by Signet and made for (as the client) Cranbrook Academy Design Department. It is dated 1989 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is offset lithograph on heavy perforated card stock. 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

71.1 x 55.7 cm (28 x 21 15/16 in. )

It is signed

Imprinted in black lower center: Design: Katherine McCoy Typesetting: MacType Net Printing: Signet

It is inscribed

Imprinted in blackfrom upper center to lower center of sheet: The / criticallyrical / practice theory / the Graduate Program in Design / materialimmaterial /mathematicpoetic / desirenecessity / in / formcontent / authenticsimulated / mythologytechnology / culturalnatural / vernacularclassical / geometricbiomorphic / personaluniversal / globallocal / puristpluralist / discoursedialog / verbalvisual / languagethought / conceptualaesthetic / symbolicdiagrammatic / analyzesynthesize / artscience Imprinted in black across upper center section in much smaller font: A multidisciplinary design philosophy provides shared theory and history between the / two and three dimensional design fields. / Individual experimental design projects, assigned projects and projects with actual corporate and / government clients form a bridge between theory and practice. / In the open studio environment, design ideas and theories are explored, discussed, debated / and collaborated on with fellow students and the designers-in-residence. One concern / is the development of the individual designer as the giver of significant form to / communicate with the environment and to technology. Imprinted in black, slightly larger font, superimposed over previous text: A two-year MFA program for the advanced student or mid-career professional / emphasizing graphic design and product, furniture and interior design is offered by the / Department of Design / [illeg] history that includes Charles and Ray Eames, Florence Knoll, Ellie and Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia and many others, Cranbrook provides an intensive studio / in which an international group of students developed advanced / projects and seek to synthesize new languages of design. Imprinted in black upper right quadrant: Katherine and Michael McCaoy / Designers in Residence, Design Department / Roy Slade / Presdident, Cranbrook Academy of Art Verso: Imprinted in black on individual postcard sections, registration forms for admission to Cranbrook (24); address label to Dan Friedman

Cite this object as

Poster, Cranbrook Graduate Program in Design; Designed by Katherine McCoy (American, b. 1945); offset lithograph on heavy perforated card stock; 71.1 x 55.7 cm (28 x 21 15/16 in. ); Gift of Ken Friedman; 1997-19-287

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