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Double Take: Valentine Typewriter

March 16, 2014, 2 – 2:45 pm
20th Century Gallery
  • RISDM 2005-97-2

Ettore Sottsass, Jr., designer
Italian, 1917-2007
Perry A. King, designer
British, b. 1938
Olivetti Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
Italian, 1908-
valentine portable typewriter and case, 1969
Plastic, rubber and metal
10.2 x 32.7 x 32.7 cm (4 x 12 7/8 x 12 7/8 in)
Gift of Glenn Gissler 2005.97.2

In anticipation of the exhibition Graphic Design: Now in Production, Eric Anderson, assistant professor in RISD’s History of Art + Visual Culture department, talks with Kate Schapira, poet and lecturer in Brown University’s English department, about this bright red portable typewriter.


Double Take gallery conversations invites specialists from various fields to offer differing views on objects, stimulate thinking about social context, artistic interpretation, and ever-evolving meanings.

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