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Print, AIGA 50 50

This is a Print. It was graphic design by Paul Rand and made for (as the client) American Institute of Graphic Arts. It is dated 1972 and we acquired it in 2002. Its medium is offset lithograph on white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Marion S. Rand.

Its dimensions are

(closed): 26.5 x 14 cm (10 7/16 x 5 1/2 in.) (open): 26.5 x 55.8 cm (10 7/16 x 21 15/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Imprinted in blue, red, and black ink on cover: AI/ GA/ 50/ 50; in black on page four, nine text blocks (six in one column and three in second column). Left column describing the 50th Annual Exhibition, Eligibility, Selection, Deadline, and How to Enter. Right column describing AIGA 50 Books of the Year, Entry Fees, and How to Enter continued. In black upper left corner: 50th Annual Exhibition/ 1972 marks the fiftieth year in which/ the American Institute of Graphic Arts/ has honored the Fifty Books of the/ Year...; In black lower right corner: ...Such/ books will be returned to you collect/ or they may picked up at the AIGA/ headquarters within two weeks of the/ time you are advised of the judging; imprinted in black on page five, five text blocks with three headings,with the names of The Committee, The Jury, and Credits. In black upper center to lower center: The Committee/ Co-chairman:/ Jerry Mason, The Ridge Press, Inc. ... Binder: Fisher Bookbinding Company, Inc.; imprinted on page six, four entry forms including one Master File Form. Upper quadrant to lower quadrant: Master File Form/ Please submit this completed form with entry fees./ Name/ Company/ Address/ City... Entry Form/ Please affix on copy of this form, or facsimile to each entry./ Name/ Company/ Address/ Price Number of copies 1st printing/ Book to be contributed to Institute Book to be returned; imprinted on page seven, six text blocks in lower half describing being a member and the form with it. From upper center to lower bottom: To the Membership Committee/ I wish to take advantage of the/ member's rate for the Fifty Books of/ the Year Show, and in sympathy with/ the ideals and program of the AIGA/ hereby make application for member-/ ship, and enclose payment of dues/ for the calendar year following date of/ admission. ...The American Institute of Graphic Arts/ 1059 Third Avenue/ New York, New York 10021

Cite this object as

Print, AIGA 50 50; Graphic design by Paul Rand (American, 1914–1996); Client: American Institute of Graphic Arts; USA; offset lithograph on white paper; (closed): 26.5 x 14 cm (10 7/16 x 5 1/2 in.) (open): 26.5 x 55.8 cm (10 7/16 x 21 15/16 in.); Gift of Marion S. Rand; 2002-11-46

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