25″ x 38″ poster with pattern background of circuit boards and its super cool and super large. This pattern was used in the Citation 16 print brochures and we are uncertain if this poster was released to dealers or not.
There is also a smaller roll of the pattern without the Harman Kardon name on it and this may have been a test printing. The poster and small roll are both rolled and will ship in a tube
The poster has a number of spots with small marks and light creasing from storage but it was never displayed. We have pictured the worst area but most are not distracting and on the white areas.
These original never used brochures and actual design material lots are from the private collection of the Lead Industrial Designer, Yasuhiro “Jerry” Okuda, at the time at Harman / Kardon. His career was varied and he was involved with some of the biggest companies out there, see below for a short biography.
The photographs often included are directly from his work at Harman-Kardon and were never available to the public but were utilized for artist proofing, advertising, brochures and the like.
An example of a rare public credit for his work can be seen at:
though a number of units produced had small plaques with his and other designers names on them.
Okuda was the industrial design lead for all of the Harman Kardon related materials we are currently selling and he has a very rich history in Industrial Design for many big companies. He was responsible for the unique clean look of the H/K line from the 60’s through into the 80’s.
If you are interested in these unique pieces then search the site for other related lots. You can also search for “Okuda” to find his other company items including Herman Miller, Honda, Thonet, George Nelson, Olivetti, General Motors, Royal Typewriters and many more.