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1969

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Book, The Measure of Man: Human Factors in Design, 1969

This is a Book. It was designed by Alvin R. Tilley and Henry Dreyfuss Associates and published by Whitney Library of Design.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Ellen Lupton as part of Beautiful Users.

It is dated 1969. Its medium is offset lithograph.

Alvin R. Tilley created a series of famous drawings of a typical American couple, dubbed “Joe” and “Josephine.” He based his drawings on data employed by the U.S. military (for men) and the fashion industry (for women). The drawings were published as lifesize wall
charts in the Dreyfuss office’s publication The Measure of Man.

It is credited Courtesy of anonymous lender.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 33 x 26.7 cm (13 in. x 10 1/2 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beautiful Users.

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

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