West Germany: IBM, 1970. First Edition. Deck of cards box (9 cm.) contains 56 Cards and (1) micro accordian-fold booklet.
Printed paper box in dark blue with titles in stark white on front and verso panels, likewise top and bottom with publishing information and IBM logo on the side panels. Light wear overall. 56 cards in the deck with varying amounts of rubbing and wear to the notches on each card. Booklet insert has some creasing to front titles but mostly unaffected and usable. Very Good overall. Item #21
An interlocking system of cards designed for the IBM Pavilion at the 1970 World's Fair in Osaka, Japan. Each card is an offset lithograph of a computer component. Designed by furniture and architecture icons, Charles and Ray Eames, the cards can combine at six angles to create a paper "computer" as one might create a "house" out of a deck of playing cards. Unique and wonderful, these cards were handed out as souvenirs to IBM's guests at the World's Fair. Ephemera of this nature, designer and subject, is quite scarce. The "Computer House of Cards" was printed only once and is a playful history lesson in early computer technology.