Poster, "Herman Miller Summer Picnic, 1985"

Summary

In 1970, Stephen Frykholm, newly hired as a graphic designer at Herman Miller, designed his first poster for the furniture company's annual summer picnic. He went on to design 19 more, each with picnic food as their subject. His compositions played with scale, abstraction, pattern, and vibrant color -- informed by the screen-printing skills he had developed while serving in the Peace Corps.

In 1970, Stephen Frykholm, newly hired as a graphic designer at Herman Miller, designed his first poster for the furniture company's annual summer picnic. He went on to design 19 more, each with picnic food as their subject. His compositions played with scale, abstraction, pattern, and vibrant color -- informed by the screen-printing skills he had developed while serving in the Peace Corps.

Artifact

Poster

Date Made

1985

Creators

Frykholm, Stephen, 1942- 

Creator Notes

Designed by Stephen Frykholm for Herman Miller, Inc.

Fully Furnished
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Fully Furnished

Object ID

88.112.17

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Herman Miller, Inc.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black (Color)
Green
Red
White (Color)
Yellow

Dimensions

Height: 25 in

Length: 39.5 in

Inscriptions

On front: HERMAN MILLER SUMM[obscured by design]ICNIC 1985

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