Aside from fireworks and flag-waving, July 4th is well known for sunburns, freaking out dogs and picnics. Which is why I thought that sharing all of the Herman Miller Picnic Posters by Steven Frykholm with you would make the perfect July 4th post.
Herman Miller Picnic Posters by Steven Frykholm
The first in-house graphic designer ever hired at Herman Miller, Cranbrook graduate Steven Frykholm, is now the company’s Vice President of Creative Design after 45 years with the furniture company. He is also the man behind the highly respected annual summer picnic posters created for the company from 1970-1989.
The posters are so highly regarded as exceptional examples of graphic design and pop art that the collection is now a permanent part of MoMA. Reproductions of some of the posters are available through the MoMA Store here. Other of his posters can be found at several other museums and art institutions such as at SFMoMA, The Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt Design Museum and The Denver Art Museum.
Below is every single poster designed for the annual summer picnic by Steven Frykholm, shown in chronological order.
Continental in Sparta, Michigan printed the entire series of the Summer Picnic Posters created by Frykholm.
Read a recent interview with Steven Frykholm from Herman Miller here.
Happy 4th of July!