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1983

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Press Kit, 1983

This is a Press kit. It was designed by Bill Bonnell and made for WilliWear Ltd..

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Vignelli Center for Design Studies as part of Willi Smith: Street Couture.

It is dated 1983. Its medium is offset lithograph on coated paper. It is a part of the department.


Bill Bonnell’s graphics embraced playful interaction. Each colorful geometric shape in this press release presents details about Smith’s collection and collaborators. The unusual coated papers add further interest to the forms, which could be arranged in the clear plastic sleeve to create a variety of visual combinations.

It is credited Courtesy of Bill Bonnell papers, Vignelli Center for Design Studies, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.

Its dimensions are

H x W (a/e): 27.6 × 21.3 cm (10 7/8 × 8 3/8 in.) H x W (a/e frame allowance): 30.2 × 23.8 cm (11 7/8 × 9 3/8 in.) H x W (f (press kit fully assembled)): 28.6 × 23.8 cm (11 1/4 × 9 3/8 in.) H x W (f frame allowance): 31.1 × 26.4 cm (12 1/4 × 10 3/8 in.)

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