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Print, Destiny of an Old Directory

This is a Print. It was designed by Herbert Bayer and made for (as the client) Container Corporation of America. It is dated 1938 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is offset lithograph on glossy white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors.

  • Print, The News That's Never Read
  • offset lithograph on off-white paper.
  • Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A.....
  • 2016-54-38
  • Brooch
  • rolled, pasted, and cut corrugated cardboard, silver.
  • The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • 2016-34-80-a
  • Side Chair (USA)
  • corrugated cardboard, masonite.
  • Gift of William Woolfenden.
  • 1988-79-1

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Its dimensions are

31.6 × 25 cm (12 7/16 × 9 13/16 in.)

It is signed

Printed in white ink, upper right corner: herbert bayer

Cite this object as

Print, Destiny of an Old Directory; Designed by Herbert Bayer (American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985); offset lithograph on glossy white paper; 31.6 × 25 cm (12 7/16 × 9 13/16 in.); Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors; 2016-54-47

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Herbert Bayer: Bauhaus Master.

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