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How do you Prang?
Chermayeff & Geismar Collection: Box 13, Folder 13 — Crafton Graphic Company, Inc. Prang 1969.
February 10, 2013

How do you Prang?

By: bethkleber

Though the Prang served a variety of functions (“a container for cufflinks…, an aspic mold…, …a delicious and not-too-filling hors d’oeuvre” — from The Curse of the Mysterious Prang-Prang, Box 13, Folder 11), it was primarily a 3-D calendar designed by Chermayeff & Geismar Associates in the late 1960s and early 1970s for Crafton Graphic Company. Despite my distinct lack of spatial visualization skills, I still managed to assemble the Prang in less than 30 seconds. I just need to decide what wine will pair best with this thing.

Three components of a red, blue and green 3-D calendar designed by Chermayeff & Geismar Associates

 

Components of an orange, blue and green 3-D calendar designed by Chermayeff & Geismar Associates

 

Close up of calendar pages from the 3-D calendar designed by Chermayeff & Geismar Associates

 
Unassembled Prangs for 1970, 1971, 1972 — use your imagination.

4-panel comic strip depicting possible uses for the Prang (tennis ball, tie rack, unicycle wheel, and mixer attachment)

 
Prang inspiration from Ten Steps to a Perfect Prang (Box 13, Folder 10).