HK2000 cassette tape deck dealer poster, brochure and H/K company photograph and multiple in-house slides and a single Polaroid. Also included is the Preliminary and Final Product Announcement flyers for dealers. Additionally there is a test print of a magazine advertisement. Finally there is a H/K company photograph for the preceding HK1000 model. They are in nice condition and were file copies. The poster is rolled.
Special note about shipping with this lot:
There is a chance we can safely roll the poster in a standard box with the other items. However, there is the potential that the poster will need to be rolled and sent as a separate package to ensure you get it in good condition.
We’ve tried to cover the bases with our shipping charge though it is difficult with all the possible shipping destinations.
-If 2 packages result we will still end up taking a loss on shipping, if a single package works then we will refund you any significant overages we have charged. We will refund the same significant overage if a local delivery is cheaper.
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.