Reference Library posted some original Alexander Girard fabric from eBay, and it prompted me to do a little Googling as I don’t know that much about Girard. maXimo inc. out of Albuquerque, NM (Girard’s home state) has Girard fabric (both screenprinted and woven “Mexicottons,” home textiles, and paper goods, and has some nice biographical information too.
Girard is best known as the head of Herman Miller’s textile division from 1952 to 1973. From the maXimo site:
Widely considered the greatest colorist and textile designer of modern time, Girard used traditional folk art to infuse color, whimsy, and humor into vibrant modern design. He was able to capture the essence of Latin America while still creating designs that were fresh and contemporary, finding the perfect balance of high and low art forms.
La Fonda Del Sol — nostalgic site for an NYC restaurant designed from top to bottom by Girard
Biographical article on Dwell
Girard + Braniff International airlines, also here